Garba Nadama, Second Civilian Governor of Sokoto State is Dead

By Chinenye Adibeli

Sokoto – Dr Garba Nadama, second civilian governor of Sokoto state is dead.

Nadama, a Ph.D holder in History from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, served as governor of the old Sokoto state from November 1981 to December 1983, having succeeded late Alh. Shehu Kangiwa.

The Sokoto state government while disclosing the news of the death in a statement said Nadama died at the age of 82 years after an illness of natural cause.

The statement said that Gov. Aminu Tambuwal had commiserated with the family of the late politician who passed away on Monday.

Governor Tambuwal who expressed shock and sadness over Nadama’s death was quoted as describing the late governor as a dedicated statesman and visionary whose ideas positioned the state on a solid foundation.

He said that during his lifetime, the deceased was unrelenting in offering wise counsel for the advancement of the state and its people.

The governor prayed to Allah to grant the late  Nadama Aljannatul firdaus, and his family, the fortitude to bear the loss.

Tambuwal condoled with the people of the state and urged them to pray for the repose of the soul of the deceased and the progress of the state.

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