Former Governor of Taraba State, Late Mr Danbaba Suntai will now be buried on August 19, 2017. The burial has been shifted from August 5.
Taraba Governor Darius Ishaku announced the shift in the date for the state burial of Suntai.
A press statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Alhaji Hassan Mijinyawa, in Jalingo on Saturday said the new date followed the governor’s consideration of the report submitted to him by the steering committee for burial of the late governor.
“Other activities lined up for the funeral will be announced soon,” Mijinyawa said.
He quoted Gov. Ishaku as describing Suntai as a great leader who impacted positively on the lives of Taraba people and therefore, deserved to be honoured.
Ishaku also urged them to keep praying for the repose of the soul of Suntai and for the protection of his family.
Suntai, who was receiving treatment from injuries he sustained from a plane crash in October 2012, died at a hospital in Florida, U.S. on June 28, 2017 (NAN)