Former Taraba Governor, Danbaba Suntai who was involved in a plane crash in October 2012 has died in Houston, Florida, in the United States on Wednesday.
Emmanuel Bello, Senior Special Assistant to Governor Darius Ishaku on Public Affairs confirmed the incident on Wednesday.
Suntai, 56, has since the plane crash been receiving treatment in hospitals across the world.
Bello said information on when the remains of the former governor would be conveyed back to Nigeria would be released later.
He came into politics in the late 1980s, when he was elected chairman of Bali local government, and led the people from 1989 to 1993.
He rose through the ranks in the Taraba state civil service, where he eventually became the Director-General of the Taraba state Ministry of Agriculture and National Resources from 1994 to 1996.
In 2012, Suntai was piloting a Cessna 208, 5N-BMJ, owned by the state government, which crashed in Yola, Adamawa state, leaving the governor in a critical state of health.
He was flown out of the country for further treatment after emergency aid at a private hospital within Adamawa.
A year after the crash, the governor was still said to be recuperating from a severe brain damage.