The immediate past deputy governor of Kaduna State, Hon. Yusuf Barnabas Bala, is dead.
Bala, also known as Bantex, died in the early hours of Sunday.
He was the deputy to Governor Nasir El-Rufai during his first term between 2015 and 2019.
Bantex, a renowned Architect, was a former council chairman Kaura LGA of Kaduna State and former House of Representatives member.
He contested the senate seat for Kaduna South Senatorial district in 2019 but lost to Senator Danjuma La’ah of the PDP.
He had his Secondary School education at Federal Government College, Warri.
Governor El-Rufai confirmed the death of Bala on Sunday
“In the midst of trying times, I have received with utter sadness news of the departure of my friend and brother, His Excellency Barnabas Yusuf Bala (Bantex)”, he stated.