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Jigawa Loses Deputy Speaker, Commissioner
The people of Jigawa state have been thrown into mourning following the death of two prominent politicians – the deputy speaker of the state House of Assembly, Inuwa Sule Udi and former commissioner of education and information, Salisu Ibtahim Dandoka.
The 47-year-old Udi, who was a third term member representing Ringim constituency at the House died along with his driver, Mas’ud Ringim, in a fatal road accident Thursday night.
The former commissioner on the other hand died after a brief illness at the Malam Aminu KanoTeaching Hospital.
The accident involving the deputy Speaker was said to have occurred along the Kano-Ringimroad amid a heavy down pour.
Spokesman of the Udi family, Balarabe Mohammed, said that the orderly to the late deputy speaker survived the accident.
Udi left behind four wives,18 children and grandchildren.
Prominent sympathisers who thronged his residence to condole with the family included the chief of staff, Government House, Dutse, Aminu Ringim, who represented the state governor, SuleLamido and the Speaker of the state Assembly, Ahmed Adamu, as well as commissioners, local government chairmen and lawmakers.
Both have been buried according to Islamic rites.