GOVERNOR SUNTAI FEARED DEAD IN OWN PILOTED PLANE
The Taraba State governor, Danbaba Suntai was feared dead in a plane crash near Yola airport.
Our correspondent in Yola said the aircraft which was piloted by the governor crashed in Shangere village , about five kilometers to Yola.
An eye witness said that other two unidentify people who were in the plane with the governor survived in the crash.
It was gathered that governor Suntai was on his way to Yola for Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
Danbaba Suntai was born on June 30th 1961. He attended Federal Government College Kano between1975-1980, School of Basic Studies , Ahmadu Bello University , Zaria,between 1980-1981.
Danbaba Suntai was admitted to Ahmadu Bello University where he studied pharmacy and graduated in 1984.He did his internship at Yola Specialist Hospital and National Youth Service at the State Hospital Ijaiye, Abeokuta, Ogun state between 1985-1986.
Danbaba Suntai went into politics and was elected chairmanof Bali local government area between 1989-1993. He joined the state civil service and was appointed Director General of Taraba state ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources between 1994- 1996.
In 2007 Suntai was elected as the governor of Taraba state on the platform of the People Democratic Party [PDP].
The governor of Adamawa State , Admiral Murtala Nyako [rtd]was among the first callers at the Federal Medical Centre where the remains of the late governor of Taraba state were deposited.
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