The first Speaker of old Gongola State House of Assembly, 1979-1984, Senator Paul Wampana Vimtim is dead.
The former Speaker and Senator died early yesterday of yet to be disclosed illness at the age of 74 years.
He was a Minister during the late Shehu Shagari Government before it was toppled by the Army in 1984.
Sen. Vimtim was elected a senator in the third Republic and later became the Nation Vice Chairman North East PDP.
Sen. Vimtim was born in 1946 at Vimtim in Mubi Local Government Area. He had his early education at St. Andrew’s Primary School, Mubi from 1961-1966. In 1967 he was in Madagari Senior Primary School.
After obtaining his primary education, he proceeded to Waka Teachers’ College Biu in 1968 and completed in 197-4. Mr. Vimtim taught as a Grade 11 teacher between 1973-4.
He gained admission in the same to Advancd Teachers’ College Zaria in 1974 for N.C.E. Course which he completed in 1977. Thus between 1977/78, he did his National Youth Service Corps.
On finishing his NYSC, he returned to Gongola State to take up appointment with the State Ministry of Education as a teacher. Very hard working, Paul taught at Government Secondary School Malha where he also acted as the Vice President.
He resigned his appointment to join politics in 1978, playing active role that made him succeed in being elected into the State House of Assembly.
Though the course of death is not yet made public, The NationGuardNews.com discussion with some of his close allies clear the air of covid 19 as the course. Sen. Vimtim was a goal getter in all he laid his hands upon to do.
The family is yet to announce his burial.