The immediate-past deputy governor of Kaduna State, Bala Bantex is dead.
He was aged 64. Bantex served as deputy governor to Governor Nasir El-Rufai between 2015 and 2019 when he resigned to aspire for Senate.
Born in 1956, Yusuf Barnabas Bala a.k.a Bantex was an architect and astute Nigerian politician.
He was a former state chairman of the ruling political party APC in Kaduna.