The Gongola State former Governor, Amb Wilberforce Juta, is dead.

“The roll is called up yonder! The Noble Baba Juta has gone to be with the Lord,” a family friend of the deceased, Chief Timaus Mathias, wrote on his Facebook account.

Wilberforce, who was deputy governor of Gongola State from 1979, became governor early in 1983 when his principal, Abubakar Barde, tender his resignation letter from the office.

He was governor of Gongola State till October 1983 when his predecessor, Alhaji Bamangar Tukur, was chosen to take the mantle of leadership.

According to the message affirming Wilberforce Juta’s demised, the Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, disclosed it was a shocking news.

Adamawa State Governor, therefore announce three days mourning in the state to honour him.

Fintiri disclosed in a statement by Humwashi Wonosikou, his Press Secretary, that Juta was an embodiment of humanness and service.

Fintiri said further that, Wilberforce Juta, who was Nigeria’s ambassador to Zimbabwe from 2000 to 2004 and a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) until his death on Saturday, would be greatly missed by the PDP and Adamawa State.

Fintiri said, “Adamawa felt his impact in various sectors, especially in education and politics."

As a mark of honour to the late Wilberforce Juta, Fintiri announced the three-day mourning period effective from Saturday July 15.

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