Tambuwal’s agric commissioner dies at 62

Sokoto Governor, Aminu Tambuwal

Commissioner for agriculture in Sokoto State Arzika Tureta has died aged 62 after a protracted illness.

The ministry’s spokesman Muktar Dodo-Iya told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the commissioner died in the early hours of Monday at the Usmanu Danfodio University Teaching Hospital.

He said Mr Tureta was once a member representing Tureta Local Government Area in Sokoto State House of Assembly before becoming a federal lawmaker representing Bodinga/DangeShuni/Tureta, Federal Constituency.

Similarly, the deceased served as commissioner during former governor Aliyu Wamakko’s administration for eight years and was later reappointed by Governor Aminu Tambuwal.

He is survived by two wives and seven children.