The Commissioner of Agriculture in Sokoto State, Alhaji Arzika Tureta, has reportedly died at the age of 62, after a brief illness.
The Public Relations Officer of the Ministry, Muktar Dodo-Iya, stated this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sokoto.
He said the deceased died on in the early hours of Monday at the Usmanu Danfodio University Teaching Hospital (UDUS) leaving seven children and two wives.
He stated that Arzika was once a member who represented Tureta local government area in the Sokoto State House of Assembly, then became a federal lawmaker representing Bodinga/DangeShuni/Tureta, Federal Constituency, respectively.
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The late commissioner also served during the administration of former Governor Aliyu Wamakko’s administration for eight consecutive years was later appointed appointed again by Governor Aminu Tambuwal for another added six years.
The preparations to ensure his immediate burial has already begun in his hometown of Tureta.