The first elected Governor of Borno State, Alhaji Mohammed Goni, has passed on, according to family sources.
Goni died on Wednesday night at a private hospital in Maiduguri during an illness.
Persecondnews recalls that the Great Nigeria Peoples Party (GNPP) governor had served from 1979 to 1983.
Although there is no official statement from Borno State Government, but the social media is awash with the news of the demise of the former Governor.
Mohammed Goni was born in 1942 in Kareto, Mobbar Local Government Area, Borno State.
He attended Maiduguri Middle School (1953–55), Borno Provincial Secondary School (1956–61), Provincial Secondary School, Kano (1962–63) and the Institute of Administration, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (1964–87), where he gained a BA (Administration), specialising in international affairs. In 1977, he transferred to the Nigerian National Supply Company.
In April 1979, Mohammed Goni resigned from the National Supply Company and entered politics. He was elected as the first civilian governor of the former Borno State, on the platform of the Great Nigeria Peoples Party (GNPP), and was in office from October 1979 to September 1983.