The Borno State former Civilian Governor, Mohammed Goni, passed away.
According to some impeccable sources, Governor Goni died Wednesday night in a private hospital in Maiduguri after a brief illness.
He served as governor of the state during the Second Republic, between 1979 and 1983.
There is still no official statement from the Borno state government, but social media is inundated with news of the former governor’s death.
Mohammed Goni was born in 1942 in Kareto, region of the local government of Mobbar, in Borno.
He attended the Maiduguri Secondary School (1953–55), Borno Provincial Secondary School (1956–61), Provincial Secondary School, Kano (1962–63) and Administration Institute, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (1964–87), where he obtained a BA (Administration), specialized in international affairs. In 1977, he transferred to the Nigeria National Supply Company.
In April 1979, Mohammed Goni resigned from the National Supply Company and entered politics. He was elected as the first civil governor of the former Borno State, on the platform of the Great Nigeria Peoples Party (GNPP), and was in office from October 1979 to September 1983.
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