by Christiana Gokyo, Jos
The Plateau State Government has declared the loss of one of its management committee chairmen of Barkin-Ladi local government council, Barrister Ezekiel Mandyau, who died around 6.00pm on Thursday, July 2, 2020.
The late Barrister Ezekiel Mandyau was said to have died of pneumonia and was on oxygen, from Monday till his death, at the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH).
The late Ezekiel Mandyau died at the age of 52 years; was full of life until Monday, when he took ill and went to JUTH where his situation continued to deteriorate until he gave up the ghost.
Mandyau’s death has described as tragic, devastating and unfortunate, and has thrown the family and residents of the area into a great shock and mourning. His corpse has since been deposited at the JUTH Mortuary.
Meanwhile, the Plateau State Governor, Simon Bako Lalong, has expressed shock over the demise of the Management Committee Chairman, who died on Thursday evening at the Jos University Teaching Hospital where he was undergoing treatment.
Governor Lalong in a condolence message described as shocking, the death of the chairman whom he said was “a vibrant grassroots politician that connected well with his people and served them with integrity, vision and excellence.”
According to him, “This is a great loss to Plateau State, because the late Barr. Mandyau played a very key role in the implementation of the Rescue Agenda in his local government, particularly as it relates to security and infrastructural development.
“Because of his leadership style, there was greater calm in Barkin-Ladi as he adopted the early warning approach as well as community engagement and dialogue style to resolve issues.”
The governor added that, “The state will surely miss the late chairman,” and consoled his immediate family, friends and associates, the people of Barkin-Ladi, ALGON and the entire state over the sad development.