A former Speaker of the Kebbi State House of Assembly, Habib Jega, has died in an auto crash.
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Close family sources say the accident occurred along Birnin Kebbi-Kangiwa road at about 5:21 p.m. on Friday.

The former speaker was also the Special Adviser on Local Government to the current Governor of Kebbi State,  Alhaji Atiku Bagudu.

The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Abubakar Dakingari, while confirming the death on phone said , “We are currently attending his burial according to Islamic right in  Jega.”

Late  Jega was impeached in 2015 during the build up to the 2015 General Election as rumours emerged he would join the then opposition  party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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