The Plateau Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development, Samuel Galadima, slumped and died today, while jogging along with Governor Simon Lalong, at the Rwang Pam Stadium, Jos.
The Director of Press Affairs, Emmanuel Nanle, who confirmed the incident said, the commissioner was rushed to the Plateau Specialist Hospital, where he was confriemed dead.
Mr Nanle said the official was gasping for breath by the time he arrived the hospital.
In another development, staff of the Nigeria Metallurgical Development Centre Jos have embarked on a protest over allegations of fraud against the Director General Professor Ibrahim Madugu.
Details of the allegations are still sketchy, but the protest has paralyzed activities at the centre.