- Kano state has lost the Sarkin Ban Bichi Alhaji Wada Waziri
- Waziri who was the District Head of Dambatta town passed away on Wednesday, May 27
- The deceased ruler was one of the kingmakers of Bichi Emirate
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The Sarkin Ban Bichi in Kano state, Dr. Wada Ibrahim Waziri, also known as the District Head of Dambatta town has passed away.
Daily Trust reports that the monarch died at the age of 89 on Wednesday, May 27, after a protracted illness.
The traditional ruler who is one of the kingmakers of Bichi Emirate assumed the throne of Hakimin Dambatta after the creation of the four additional emirates in Kano state by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.
The deceased was a well respected traditional ruler and involved in active politics. Before he was appointed as Sarkin Ban Bichi, he was a veteran nursing officer and worked as a civil servant.
Governor Ganduje who confirmed the monarch's death condoled with Bichi Emirate Council, families of the late monarch, and the entire state over Waziri's passing.
The Kano state governor made this known in a statement issued and signed by Malam Abba Anwar, his chief press secretary.
He described the late monarch as one of the pillars of the traditional institution in the state even before his appointment as Sa’in Kano in the old Kano Emirate.
“Kano would forever remain appreciative of the contributions late Wada Waziri Ibrahim made to the development of the state and the nation in general. “He was a great treasure as an elder, whose exemplary leadership qualities earned him all respect from his generation and the generation that follows,” Ganduje said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Emir of Rano, Dr Tafida Abubakar Ila II, is dead.
The monarch died on Saturday, May 2, at Nassarwa Specialist Hospital at about 4.45 pm after a brief illness. His Rano emirate is one of four new emirates created in Kano in the wake of the balkanization of the Kano emirate.
The monarch was reported to have been hospitalized on Friday, May 1, though details of his ailment were not disclosed. Read more:
In a related development, Oba Samuel Durodola Afolabi II, the Onilua of Ilualand in Kajola local government area of the Oyo state, has reportedly died at the age of 141 years.
The monarch, who was arguably adjudged to be the oldest king in Nigeria, died in the early hours of Saturday, May 23. Imran Khalid, Legit.ng regional reporter in Oyo state, made the confirmation, adding that the king passed on after a brief illness associated with old age.
According to his biography, Oba Samuel Afolabi II became the king of Ilua community 38 years ago when he was reported to have been 102.
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