Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Friday announced the death of his Commissioner for Home Affairs, Alhaji Abdulkadir Jeli-Abubakar.
A statement signed by Tambuwal’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Malam Muhammad Bello, said Jeli- Abubakar died on Thursday at 64 after a protracted illness.
The deceased has since been buried according to Islamic rites.
Tambuwal described the death as a great loss to the state and nation at large in recognition of his contributions to the society.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Jeli-Abubakar was son of the late Sultan of Sokoto, Abubakar III, and junior brother to the present Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar.
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