Plateau governor, Simon Lalong, loses brother

Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong

Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, has lost his younger brother, Dr Wummen Tsenba Bako, at the age of 48.

The senior lecturer in the Department of Management and Accounting at the University of Jos (UNIJOS) reportedly died at the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) in the early hours of Tuesday.

He was a Fellow of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) of Nigeria and Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN),

Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), UNIJOS Chapter, Dr. Chris Piwuna, confirmed the death saying, “Yes, his excellency, the governor lost his brother.

“I just spoke with our (ASUU) representative in his Faculty. May his soul rest in peace.”

The Plateau State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Youth Forum in a condolence message by its chairman, Pius Tongmann, said it received the news of Bako’s death with shock and dismay.

“How can our hearts be at rest when a pillar of hope to so many passed on without saying goodbye? The leadership and entire members of APC Youth Forum wish to commiserate and convey its heartfelt condolence to Plateau State Governor, Simon Bako Lalong, the entire Bako family, Goemai nation, staff members of UNIJOS, members of ANAN and ICAN, friends and well-wishers of the deceased.

“We pray that God Almighty will comfort you all in His special way. Take heart and find solace in Him alone. May his soul rest in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ, until we meet to part no more,” the group said.

Bako is survived by a wife, Evelyn Wumen Bako, and four children.