Taraba Governor Darius Ishaku has announced the postponment of the state burial of former Governor Danbaba Suntai from Aug. 5 to Aug. 19.
A press statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor Alhaji Hassan Mijinyawa in Jalingo on Saturdaysaid 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 ceremony will be announced soon,” Mijinyawa said.
He quoted 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 his family.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Suntai, who was receiving treatment from injuries he sustained from a plane crash in Oct. 2012, died at a hospital in Florida, U.S. onJune 28.