Politics

Kwara ex-deputy governor, Kisira dies at 74

Peter Kisira, a former Kwara State deputy governor, has passed away.

He was seventy-four years old.

Kisira reportedly passed away in the early hours of Saturday, according to a statement released by the state government and signed by the governor’s chief press secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye.

From May 29, 2011, until May 29, 2019, he was the deputy to Alhaji Abdulfattah Ahmed, the state’s most recent governor.

In a condolence message, Governor of Kwara State AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq expressed his sadness over the passing of the former deputy governor.

The statement read, “Kwara State Governor, AbdulRaman AbdulRazaq, is sad to receive reports of the death of the former Deputy Governor of the state, Elder Peter Kisira, in the early hours of today, Saturday.

“The former deputy hovernor died at the age of 74, according to family accounts.

“On behalf of the people and government of the state, Governor AbdulRazaq sends his heartfelt condolences to the people of Baruten and the family of Elder Kisira, whom he urges to take solace in his fine legacies as a public servant and a bureaucrat who rose to the rank of permanent secretary in the state’s civil service.”

According to the governor, the former deputy governor will be honored for his lifetime of excellent public service and commitment to worthy causes.