By Onuminya Innocent
The Sokoto state government announced the death of the state's second civil governor, Dr. Garba Nadama. He was 82 years old.
Nadama was said to have died of natural causes after a brief illness.
Nadama, a Ph.D in History from Ahmadu Bello University, served as governor of the former state of Sokoto, after succeeding the late governor Shehu Kangiwa, who died in a polo accident. Namada stepped down after the 1983 military coup that interrupted the second republic.
Sokoto State Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal sympathized with the family of the late politician who died on Monday.
Governor Tambuwal expressed shock and sadness at the death of Dr. Nadama. He said that the state government, however, consoled itself in Allah, from whom all mankind came and to whom is his return.
In describing the late former governor as a statesman and dedicated visionary whose ideas put the state on a solid footing, Tambuwal expressed gratitude that, during his lifetime, he did not fail to offer wise advice for the progress of the state and its people.
He prayed to Allah to grant him eternal rest and his family the courage to endure irreparable loss.
He also condoned the people of the state and asked them to pray for the rest of their souls and the progress of the state.