Chief Solomon Lar, the first civilian governor of Plateau State has died at age 80. He died in a U.S hospital of what was described as old age related illness.
Commissioner for Information, Mr. Abraham Yiljap, who confirmed his death, said that the family had contacted Governor Jonah Jang to inform him about Lar’s demise. Jang, in a statement signed by the Director of Press Affairs to the Governor, Mr. James Mannok, said that Jang was shocked when he received the news.
The statement partly reads, “It’s with great sadness that the Government of Plateau State received the death of Chief Solomon Daushep Lar the first civilian Governor of the state and the first National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, who passed away in the United States of America.”