A former Deputy Governor of Kwara State, Peter Kisira is dead.

He was aged 74.

Kisira whose death was confirmed by the state government in a statement signed by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye,  reportedly died in the early hours of Saturday.

He served as the deputy to the immediate past governor of the state, Alhaji Abdulfattah Ahmed, between May 29, 2011 and May 29, 2019.

Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, in a condolence message, expressed sadness on the death of the former deputy governor

The statement read, “Kwara State Governor, AbdulRaman AbdulRazaq, is sad to receive reports of the death of the former Deputy Governor of the state, Elder Peter Kisira, in the early hours of today, Saturday.

“The former deputy hovernor died at the age of 74, according to family accounts.

“On behalf of the people and government of the state, Governor AbdulRazaq sends his heartfelt condolences to the people of Baruten and the family of Elder Kisira, whom he urges to take solace in his fine legacies as a public servant and a bureaucrat who rose to the rank of permanent secretary in the state’s civil service.”

The governor said the former deputy governor will be remembered for his life of commendable public service and dedication to good causes