Samuel Galadima, Plateau housing and urban development commissioner, is dead.
He slumped while jogging Wednesday morning with Governor Simon Lalong at the Rwang Pam Stadium, Jos.
Galadima was rushed to the Plateau Specialist Hospital, where he died.
Emmanuel Nanle, director of press affairs, confirmed the incident to NAN.
“Yes, the commissioner slumped while jogging and was rushed to the Plateau Specialist Hospital, where he died,” he said.
Nanle said 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.
It was not first time this kind of sudden death had happened. A famous case was that of the former governor of Benue Aper Aku who also died while jogging.