Second Republic civilian governor of old Kwara state, Alhaji Adamu Atta is dead. He died in Abuja late yesterday.
It was learnt that a delegate form Kogi state Government, led by the deputy Governor, Yomi Awoniyi was in Abuja this morning to convey the remains of the deceased to his home town, Okene in Kogi State where he would be buried according to Islamic rites.
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Ecology and Environment, Dr. Bukola Saraki has described the death of Atta as very sad.
Saraki, who was a governor of Kwara State for eight years, said that Atta was a statesman of repute, and a stakeholder in the Nigeria project whose records and antecedent are clear in the history of Kwara and Nigerian politics.
“Though gone, the impact of Alhaji Adamu Atta cannot be under estimated in Kwara politics and apparently, his role and contributions in the administration of Kwara State. His departure is painful, but the fact that his wealth of wisdom in the history of Kwara state administration will be missed is more painful.”