Former Civilian Governor Borno state, Mohammed Goni has passed on.
Goni according to some sources died on Wednesday night, April 29, 2020, at a private hospital in Maiduguri after a brief illness.
He served as governor of the state during the Second Republic, between 1979 to 1983.
There is no official statement yet from Borno State Government but the social media is awash with the news of the demise of the former Governor.
Mohammed Goni was born in 1942 in Kareto, Mobbar Local Government Area, Borno State.
He attended Maiduguri Middle School (1953–55), Borno Provincial Secondary School (1956–61), Provincial Secondary School, Kano (1962–63) and the Institute of Administration, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (1964–87), where he gained a BA. in Administration, specialising in international affairs. In 1977, he transferred to the Nigerian National Supply Company.
In April 1979, Mohammed Goni resigned from the National Supply Company and joined in politics. He was elected as the first civilian governor of the former Borno State, on the platform of the Great Nigeria Peoples Party (GNPP), and was in office from October 1979 to September 1983.