Yobe LG caretaker chairman dies a day to swearing-in

Hon. Lawan Gana, the newly appointed caretaker committee chairman of Karasuwa Local Government Area of Yobe State, has passed on.Gana died on Thursday, May 25, 2023, at the Federal Medical Centre, Nguru after a brief illness.He was among the 17 local government caretaker management committee chairmen to be sworn-in on Friday, May 26, by Governor Mai Mala Buni.Mamman Muhammad, Director General Press and Media Affairs to Yobe State Governor, confirmed Karasuwa’s death at the flag-off of an empowerment organised by the state Commissioner of Ministry of Wealth Creation, Empowerment and Employment Generation.Gana served as caretaker chairman of Karasuwa LGA for six months before the committee was dissolved by Governor Mai Mala Buni.He was then reappointed as the caretaker committee chairman of Karasuwa LG.Between 2003 and 2007, the deceased was elected as member of the Yobe State House of Assembly representing Karasuwa on the platform of People’s Democratic Party (PDP).He was also a PDP gubernatorial candidate in 2015 but defected to APC in 2019.