- Alhaji Tukur Jekada, a serving lawmaker in the Zamfara state House of Assembly is dead
- The serving lawmaker who represents Bakura constituency was reported to have died on Sunday, May 31
- Jekada's death has been confirmed by the Zamfara state House of Assembly
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Alhaji Tukur Jekada, a serving lawmaker in the Zamfara state House of Assembly has died after a brief illness.
The lawmaker who represents Bakura constituency was reported to have died on Sunday, May 31.
The death of the Zamfara legislator was confirmed by Shamsudeen Hassan, the chairman of the House committee on information to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gusau.
Before his death, Jakada was the chairman of the House Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.
Meanwhile, it seems the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is on the same page with the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government on a number of issues.
Specifically, the Zamfara chapter of the number one opposition party in the country has praised the resounding efforts of the government to combat banditry and other violent crimes in the state.
In a statement signed by Alhaji Hashimu Modomowa, the secretary of the state's chapter of the party, the PDP hailed President Buhari for establishing "the 1 Brigade of Nigeria Army, 207 Quick Response Group of the Nigeria Airforce and Joint Task Force (JTF) under Operation Hadarin Daji."
Added to this, the PDP in Zamfara expressed gratitude to the president for reviving mining activities in the state, a move the party believes has kept youths gainly employed instead of engaging in criminal acts.
It also dismissed the view of the commissioner for rural development and cooperative, Alhaji Abubakar Abdullahi, who had alleged that the government is more interested in curbing coronavirus than in dealing with violent crimes.
In another report, Zamfara has announced that it has no more coronavirus cases after it discharged the last of its patients.
Channels TV reported that Zamfara made the confirmation on Saturday, May 30 through its health ministry.
The report quoted the state commissioner for health, Yahaya Kanoma, as saying that all its isolation centres are now empty of patients.
Kanoma said the state's confirmed cases announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) were 76. Out of this number, 71 patients recovered and were discharged from isolation centres after testing negative twice.
Unfortunately, the remaining five patients lost the battle against the pandemic disease and died.
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