Sunday, 24 July 2016

Former Deputy Gov. of Kano, Magaji Abdullahi dies at 69

The former Deputy Governor of Kano State, Alhaji Magaji Abdullahi has died at the age 0f 69. He died in the early hours of Sunday after a protracted illness at his residence located at NNDC Quarters at Sharada area in Kano metropolis.

Alhaji Abdulkadir Ibrahim, the former Press Secretary to the deceased, confirmed this in an interview on Sunday in Kano. He said that Abdullahi is survived by one wife, many children and grand children.

According to him, the deceased was a one-time commissioner for Works, Housing and Transport between 1989 and 1990, and later commissioner for Water Resources.

Abdullahi contested for the governorship of Kano State under the defunct Social Democratic Party (SDP) in 1991. He defeated Sen. Kabiru Gaya in the APP governorship primaries, but lost to Sen. Rabiu Kwankwaso. He later became Malam Ibrahim Shekarau’s running mate in 2003 and served as Deputy Governor under APP and later ANPP from 2003 to 2007.

The deceased has been buried in accordance with Islamic rites at the Dandolo grave yard at Goron Dutse in Kano metropolis.

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