According to Channels TV, he died on Sunday night after a brief illness at a hospital in Abuja.
A close family member of the former military administrator who confirmed his death said Kontagora died of COVID-19 related complications.
The family source also disclosed that he will be buried today, Monday, January 11, in line with the Islamic injunction.
Born in 1956, Colonel Aminu Isa Kontagora was Administrator of Benue State, from August 1996 to August 1998 during the military regime of General Sani Abacha.
He was also the Administrator of Kano State from September 1998 to May 1999, under the transitional regime of General Abdulsalami Abubakar.
He handed over power to the then elected executive governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.
In June 2009, President Musa Yar’adua named him as a member of the board of The National Veterinary Research Institute.
He was later named chairman of the Niger State Elders Committee of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in September 2009.