Gombe Govt House PS Dies One Week To Retirement


On Sunday, it was reported that Balarabe Poloma, the permanent secretary of the Gombe State Government House, had passed away.

Poloma passed away a week before he was scheduled to retire.

The PS worked as the Gombe State Government House’s permanent secretary for three different governments. He was 60 years old.

Governor Muhammadu Yahaya expressed his condolences on behalf of the PS’s family, friends, and fellow state citizens.

Yahaya characterized the deceased as a seasoned administrator and experienced lawyer whose long career was marked by dedication, hard work, diligence, and meticulous attention to detail.

He revealed this in a press release that was issued and was signed by Ismaila Misilli, the director-general of press relations.

He prayed to the All-Powerful God to grant the deceased’s family strength to endure the immense loss and everlasting rest for him.

“Barrister Poloma, aged 60, died in the early hours of today, Sunday, October 8, 2023, after a brief illness, as confirmed by his family.

“He was set to retire next week, marking the end of a long and illustrious service of a man who had the rare privilege of serving as Permanent Secretary during the administrations of three different governors of Gombe State,” the statement partly read.

Yahaya expressed his sincere condolences to Poloma’s wife, other bereaved family members, the Waja Traditional council, where he served as Madaki, the residents of Balanga Local Government, and the entire Gombe State public service.

He added, “The entire Gombe State Government mourns the loss of Barrister Poloma, a man whose contributions to the state’s civil service and governance were invaluable.

“We were greatly looking forward to celebrating his glorious and well-deserved retirement next week, but God had His plans. Barrister Poloma’s invaluable contributions to the development of civil service and our dear state, particularly in his capacity as Permanent Secretary, will continue to be cherished and remembered.”


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