Former Minister of Sports, Bala Bawa Ka’oje, has died. He was 60 years old.

A statement released by the Nigeria Football Federation’s spokesperson, Ademola Olajire, announced the demise of the former Minister. According to Olajire, Ka’oje was interred in Abuja this afternoon, January 19.

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Olajire said the NFF was represented by the General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, and Head of Member Associations, Ali Abubakar Muhammed.

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Born in Kebbi on 20th September 1960, Bala Bawa Ka’oje earned a Master’s degree in structural engineering from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.


Ka’oje was a Minister in the Obasanjo administration.



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