The immediate past Bauchi State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Zuwaira Hassan, on Monday died in a fatal accident on the Bauchi-Jos highway.
Dr Hassan, who served as a commissioner in the administration of former governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar, died in the accident that occurred at Zaranda village in Toro Local Government Area of the state on Monday morning at the age of 46.
The former commissioner was the Head of Department, Community Medicine, College of Medicine of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH), Bauchi.
Confirming the death, a brother of the deceased, Garkwu Adamu, informed that Hassan was coming from Jos, the Plateau State capital, to Bauchi before the accident.
He described her demise as heartbreaking and devastating.
“It is true, she died this morning in an accident at Zaranda village on her way to Bauchi from Jos, Plateau State. They were three driving in the vehicle when the incident happened, Adamu, who is the Public Relations Officer (PRO), Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Bauchi State Command, said.
“It is a really sad and tragic incident that you will just wake up with someone and the next moment, that same person is gone, it is really sad.
“She was hardworking and dedicated to her work. We will really miss her a lot,” he declared.
When contacted, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Yusuf Abdullahi, said he was yet to get details of the crash.
Meanwhile, the late Dr Hassan has since been buried at the Muslim cemetery in Bauchi in accordance with Islamic rites after funeral prayers were held at the ATBUTH Central Mosque.
She was survived by her husband and three children.