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6 Sep 2017

Gov El-Rufai Mourns the Death of Popular Nollywood Actor

The governor of Kaduna State, amongst many others has reacted to the death of Kannywood actor, as he has been committed to eternal rest.
Kasimu Yero is dead

Family, friends and fans are still mourning the death of popular actor, Kasimu Yero who died on Sunday in his house in Kaduna after a protracted illness at the age of 70.

According to The Tribune, has already been buried in Kaduna according to Islamic injunctions. Before his death, Yero was a household name who is fondly remembered for his brilliant role as Uncle Gaga in the 1980’s situational comedy ‘Cock Crow At Down’, and as a lead character in Abubakar Imam’s ‘Magana Jari Ce’.

Thousands of sympathisers have been tropping to the family house at Magajin Hari in  Kaduna metropolis to condole with the bereaved family. Among the early caller was the state Governor, Malam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai.

In a statement released by the governor, he described the  veteran actor, as a shining star, a colossus of the creative industry. The governor said that the veteran actor would be missed.

The governor’s tribute to Alhaji Yero was contained in a statement signed by his spokesman, Samuel Aruwan.

“Alhaji Kasimu Yero was a shining star whose talent brought him national acclaim for his contribution to culture. He was at the forefront of drama in northern Nigeria, using the then new medium of television to project culture and tradition.

“He was a talented artist, who also mentored several artists who are now household names in their own right. He devoted his talents to nation building, preaching unity across religion, ethnic and regional lines."

Governor El-Rufai and others on his entourage prayed for soul of the departed.”We are proud of his contributions to culture and national unity. On behalf of the Government and people of Kaduna State, I hereby extend our condolences to his immediate family, Zazzau Emirate and the entire creative industry in which he so distinguished himself.

“May Almighty God grant his soul eternal rest and his family the fortitude to bear the loss,” the governor prayed.

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