The Deputy Chief of staff to Governor Simon Bako Lalong of Plateau State is dead.
Hon, Barr. Yusuf Gambo Hawaja died at about 12:45pm on the way to Jankwano Evangelical Church of Winning All (ECWA) Hospital.
He died at the aged of 54 leaving behind his aged mother Hajiya Maryam Hawaja, Four children; three girls, a boy and the wife Hajiya Fatima Hawaja.
He has since been buried according Islamic rite at the Zaria road cementary after funeral prayer’s at the Jos Central Mosque led by the Chief Imam of Jos, Sheikh Lawal Adams at about 2:30pm.
A family source confirmed the death to our correspondent who was at the family resident at Dilmi street, Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State on Sunday afternoon.
He was reported to have slumped and was imediatelly rushed to the hospital but died suddenly before reaching the hospital.
According to his younger sister Hajiya Khadija Gambo Hawaja, he has been battling with chest pain due to cold which he had been attending to medically.
The member representing Jos North North in Plateau State House of Assembly, Hon Ibrahim Baba Hassan also confirmed his death at the family compound.
He express shock over the demise of Bar Gambo Hawaja and sent his condolence to the family and government of plateau state.
Hassan described late Bar Yusuf Gambo Hawaja as a gentleman and a strong politician whose contribution would be greatly missed in Plateau and the country .
He prayed that Allah comfort the state and the immediate family and friends .