The Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development in Plateau State, Sam Galadima, has slumped and died at the Rwang-pam Township Stadium in Jos, the state capital.
It was gathered that Galadima died in the early hours of today, March 22, while jogging with Governor Simon Bako Lalong at the Rwang Pam Township Stadium, Jos.
A source who witnessed the incident said the commissioner slumped at the stadium and was rushed to the Plateau specialist hospital, where he was confirmed dead by medical doctors.
It was also learnt that the commissioner died while jogging during the weekly physical excise for state executive council members introduced by Governor Simon Lalong.
The tragedy was also confirmed by the Director of Press Affairs in the State, Mr Emmanuel Nanle, who said they did their best to save his life.
“Yes, the commissioner slumped while jogging and was rushed to the Plateau Specialist Hospital, where he died,” he said.
Nanle further added that the official was gasping for breath by the time he arrived the hospital.
“Doctors tried to stabilise him but could not. We have lost him,” he said.
More details later..