Bauchi auto crash claims former Health Commissioner, Hassan


The gale of road traffic accidents sweeping across the country berthed in Bauchi state and in the process claimed the life of the immediate past Commissioner of Health, Dr. Zuwaira Hassan.

Hassan who until his death was the Head of Department, Community Medicine, College of Medicine, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi, died in a fatal crash.

The crash occurred on Monday morning at Zaranda village, about 36 kilometers away from Bauchi metropolis.

Though, details of the crash were not clear as at press time, Zuwaira, aged 46 served as commissioner during the administration of former Governor Mohammed Abubakar.

Already, funeral prayers will hold at 1.30 pm at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital Central Mosque on Monday.

This will be followed by the burial at the Muslim burial ground along Gombe Road in accordance with Islamic rites.

A younger brother to the deceased, Garkwu Adamu, the Public Relations Officer, Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, Bauchi State Command, who confirmed the incident to our correspondent in a telephone interview said that the news of the death was shocking and devastating.

He said: “Yes, it is true, she died this morning in an accident at Zaranda village on her way to Bauchi from Jos, Plateau State.

“They were three driving in the vehicle when the incident happened. It is a really sad and tragic incident that you will just wake up with someone and the next moment, that same person is gone, it is really sad.

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“She was really hard working and dedicated to her work. We will really miss her a lot.”

She left behind a husband and three children.


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