The Taraba State Commissioner for Cooperative and Poverty Alleviation, Hon. Naphtali Kefas, on Thursday, died at the Federal Medical Center, Jalingo after a protracted illness, barely a month after the Commissioner for Rural Development, Hon. Makus Senlo, died in a Yola hospital.
The Commissioner for Information, Taraba State, Bar. Danjuma Adamu confirmed the death of Kefas to our correspondent, disclosing that Kefas died at the Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo on Thursday.
It was also gathered that Kefas had been ill for a long period of time and had been flown to Dubai for treatment at different occasions.
Kefas was the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for House of Representatives in the Wukari/Ibi federal constituency. He lost the recent general election to Hon. Danjuma Shiddi of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA.
It will be recalled that less than a month ago, Commissioner for Rural Development, Taraba State, Hon. Makus Senllo died of a brief illness in a Yola Hospital.
Meanwhile, Governor Darius Ishaku has condoled with the chairman, the people of Wukari Local Government Council and the family of the Commissioner.
A press statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Bala Dan Abu, said the death of Naphtali Kefas less than a year of his appointment as a member of the state executive council had robbed the state of the services of a patriotic and hardworking gentleman.