7 May 2009

Nigeria: Senator Kura Dies, Buried

Kano — Remains of Senator Kura Mohammed, who died yesterday in Kano, have been laid to rest at Goruba Cemetery, Kofar Gabas quarters, Kura town, Kano State. He was 65 years.

He was buried according to Islamic rites and is survived by his mother, Hajiya Aishatu Lili, his widow, six children and two grand children.

The funeral prayer, which attracted top government officials and politicians within and outside the state, was led by Chief Imam of Kura, at about 2.30 p.m.

Kura obtained his first degree in political science from the New York University, United States, in 1970. He was an astute politician, businessman and was first secretary, Nigerian High Commission, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 1972 to 1973. He was vice chairman, Senate Committee on Information, from 1999 to 2001, Chairman Senate Committee on Housing 2001 to 2002, Chairman Senate Committee on Independent Corrupt Practices Commi-ssion (ICPC), 2003 to 2004.

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