Gas explosion: We lost one of our brightest minds – NGF

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The Northern Governors Forum has expressed shock over the death of the Chairman, Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission, Professor Simon Mallam, his son, and three others following a gas explosion at Sabon Tasha area of Kaduna on Saturday.

Chairman of the forum and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Bako Lalong, described the incident as unfortunate and painful, stressing that the North has lost one of its brightest minds “who has contributed enormously to the development of our people.”

In a statement signed by the Governor’s Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr. Makut Simon Macham, the chairman described the loss of Prof. Mallam as a major setback to Nigeria’s quest for energy sufficiency given his vast knowledge and experience as the Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission.