Oyogist com has learned that Kaduna State Government has officially announced Monday as work-free day in honor of the death of former Deputy Governor Barnabas Bala (Bantex).
Muyiwa Adekeye, special adviser to Governor Nasir el-Rufai on Media and Communication announced this in a statement on Sunday, in Kaduna.
The late Mr Bantex was the deputy governor between 2015 and 2019, which was the first term of Governor El-Rufai in office.
He stepped aside to seek the senate seat for Kaduna South Senatorial district on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) but lost to PDP in the 2019 general elections.
Governor El-rufai had sent a condolence message to his family as he mourns the death of his friend and colleague.