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Source: mynigeria.com

Sokoto Commissioner of Agriculture dies at 62

• Sokoto Commissioner for Agriculture, Alhaji Arzika Tureta is dead.

• He passed on in the early hours of Monday at the Usmanu Danfodio University Teaching Hospital (UDUS)

• He died at 62-years-old

Alhaji Arzika Tureta, the Sokoto Commissioner for Agriculture is dead. He died at the age of 62 after a protracted illness.

The news of his demise was confirmed by the Ministry’s Public Relations Officer, Muktar Dodo-Iya to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sokoto.

The reports said Mr. Tureta passed on in the early hours of Monday at the Usmanu Danfodio University Teaching Hospital (UDUS) leaving behind two wives and seven children,

He said that 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.

Similarly, the deceased 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, The Nations reports.

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

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