The Deputy Governor of Gombe State, Mr. David Albashi, has died in a German hospital of injuries he received in a car crash on Aug. 28.
A statement by the Secretary to the Gombe State Government, Alhaji Abubakar Bage, in Gombe on Friday said Albashi died in the early hours of Friday.
``With total submission to the Will of the Almighty God, His Excellency, Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, Governor of Gombe State, regrets to announce the passing away of His Excellency, Mr David Miyim Albashi, Deputy Governor of Gombe State, which sad event happened in Germany in the early hours of this morning.
“Accordingly, His Excellency has declared a seven-day period of mourning in the state with effect from Friday, 4th November, 2011.
``The Eid-el-Kabir celebration, which will be observed during this period, will, therefore, be low-keyed”.
It will be recalled that Albashi was involved in a car crash on Aug. 28 on the Gombe-Yola road.
He was admitted at the Federal Medical Centre, Gombe, the same day and transferred to the National Hospital, Abuja on Sept. 6.
Thereafter, he was flown to Germany on Sept. 15 for further medical attention.
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