Gov. Ahmed receives remains of General Bamigboye, first Kwara governor

Remains of the first Governor of Kwara state arrives Ilorin International Airport for burial rites on Thursday.
Remains of the first Governor of Kwara state arrives Ilorin International Airport for burial rites on Thursday.

The final burial rites for the first governor of Kwara state, Brigadier-General David Bamigboye (rtd) begins on Thursday with the arrival of the late army officer’s remains in Ilorin.

A Nigerian Airforce aircraft marked NAF 038 conveyed the corpse which landed at the Ilorin International Airport at about 1:30pm on Thursday.


The corpse was received by the Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Isiaka Gold.

Also in the government’s high-powered delegation were the Deputy Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Elder Mathew Okedare, the Head of Service, Mrs. Dupe Oluwole, commissioners of Education, Health, Energy, Women Affairs, Environment and Commerce, Special Advisers, Special Assistants and other top government officials.


Also at the Airport were former Chief Judges of the state, former Secretaries to the State Government and the representative of the Emir of Ilorin, the Balogun Gambari of Ilorin, Alhaji Aliyu Adebayo Muhammad.

Others include the Talfida of Ilorin, Dr Amuda Aluko, family members, community leaders, students and associates of the late governor.

While handing over the corpse to the younger brother of the deceased, General Theophilus Bamigboye, the State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed consoled the family over the loss and promised to continue to stand by the family.

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