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KANO: Two ex-commissioners die in three days

TWO former commissioners who served during the past administration of Abdullahi Umar Ganduje have died within the last three days.

Alhassan Muhammad Dawaki and Barrister Zubaida Damakka who were commissioners for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs as well as Budget and Economic Planning respectively passed away on Friday.

Dawaki died after battling a brief illness at the age of 79 and left behind wives and 15 children.

An associate of the late Damakka who is a former Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Social Media, Abubakar Aminu Ibrahim, confirmed her death, saying she died in Abuja after a brief illness, leaving behind three children and a husband.

Their funeral prayers took place in Kano on Sunday according to Islamic rites.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor, Ibrahim Garba Shu’aibu, described Dawaki as a prominent figure and well respected personality whose sudden departure had left a void in the hearts of many.

Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf acknowledged the significant loss that Dawaki’s demise represented while offering prayers for the strength and resilience of the grieving family, wishing them solace during the difficult period of mourning.

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