The Northern Governors Forum has sent a condolence message to the family of late Professor Simon Mallam who was killed along with his son.
Professor Simon Mallam was the Chairman, Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission until his demise in a gas explosion which kills several others in the state.
In a statement issued by the Chairman of the NGF on Monday, Simon Lalong, he said, “This is a huge loss to the entire people of the Northern Region, the immediate family of the deceased and Nigeria, as we have lost one of our brightest minds."
He noted that “Prof. Mallam contributed enormously to the development of our people. Therefore, we send our heartfelt condolences to the family of the deceased and pray God to grant their souls eternal rest as well as give the family the strength to be comforted.”
Lalong further stated that stringent supervision of gas handling in Nigeria to forestall future occurrences.