Prof Isa Hashim: Kano Emirate loses prominent traditional leader
- As if the scourge of coronavirus in Kano is enough, the state now has another reason to mourn
- This is as a top member of the state's emirate council, Professor Isa Hashim, died on Sunday, May 3
- Hashim in his lifetime was a counsellor at the emirate and a professor at Bayero University Kano
A top counsellor in the Kano emirate, Professor Isa Hashim, who was also the Jarman Kano, has been reported dead a deteriorating health condition.
Hashim, according to PM News, was said to have died at the early hours of Sunday, May 3, a deteriorating health condition, PM News reports.
The traditional leader at a time in his life was a professor of Political Science was a senior lecturer with Bayero University Kano.
An aid who works at the emirate council, Tijani Sarki, revealed to journalists that the deceased's burial will take place on Sunday in line with Islamic rites following funeral prayers for him at the Emir's palace.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state on Sunday, May 3, in Lafia announced the closure of the state’s House of Assembly following the death of a lawmaker as a result of COVID-19.
Sule, while briefing newsmen, said the closure would enable the state government trace all the contacts the dead lawmaker had in recent times.
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“The speaker and all members of the Assembly have agreed to be isolated and their samples have been taken for COVID-19 test,’’ the governor said. The victim, who was the first casualty from the novel virus in the state, died on Thursday in Keffi.
“Before the result could return, the member had died and his remains buried according to Islamic rights in Nasarawa local government area.
“But when his result came out on Saturday, it was positive. Unfortunately, all those who attended the burial did so not knowing his status.
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“The member participated in all the Assembly sittings, a development which has complicated our situation,” he said.
The governor said the state currently has recorded eight active COVID-19 cases and one death from the virus.
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