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Sokoto: Tambuwal Loses Top Commissioner

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Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has lost his Commissioner for Agriculture, Alhaji Arzika Tureta to the cold hands of death.

Tureta’s death was disclosed to NAN by the Agric Ministry’s Public Relations Officer, Muktar Dodo-Iya.

Naija News gathered that the late commissioner died at the age of 62, after a protracted illness.

He stated that the deceased passed on in the early hours of Monday at the Usmanu Danfodio University Teaching Hospital (UDUS) leaving behind two wives and seven children,

According to Dodo-Iya, Tureta was once a member representing Tureta local government area in the Sokoto State House of Assembly, before becoming a federal lawmaker representing Bodinga/DangeShuni/Tureta, Federal Constituency.

He also served as commissioner during former Gov. Aliyu Wamakko’s administration for eight years and was later reappointed by Gov. Aminu Tambuwal for an additional six years.

NAN reports that preparations for his burial have commenced in his hometown of Tureta.