By Seun Adeuyi
Former Commissioner of Health in Bauchi State, Dr. Zuwaira Hassan, who served during the immediate past administration of Mohammed Abubakar has been killed in a fatal crash.
Dr. Hassan, who is the Head of Department, Community Medicine, College of Medicine, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi, died at the age of 46.
It was gathered that the crash occurred on Monday morning at Zaranda village, about 36 kilometers away from Bauchi metropolis. Details of the crash were still sketchy as of press time.
Funeral prayers will hold at 1.30 pm at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital Central Mosque on Monday to be followed by the burial at the Muslim burial ground along Gombe Road in accordance with Islamic rites.
The younger brother to the deceased, Garkwu Adamu confirmed the death to the Public Relations Officer, Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, Bauchi State Command, confirmed the incident saying that the news of the death was shocking and devastating.
“Yes, it is true, she died this morning in an accident at Zaranda village on her way to Bauchi from Jos, Plateau State.They were three driving in the vehicle when the incident happened.
“It is a really sad and tragic incident that you will just wake up with someone and the next moment, that same person is gone, it is really sad. She was really hard working and dedicated to her work. We will really miss her a lot,” Adamu was quoted to have said.
The deceased left behind a husband and three children.