- A former minister of postal service, Hamisu Musa, has been reported dead
- Musa died at the age of 89 in the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital
- The late northerner was also a senator on the platform of the defunct Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) in 1979
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Senator Hamisu Musa, a former minister of postal service, was on Thursday, September 3, reported dead.
According to the deceased's son, Ibrahim Musa, the former minister died on Thursday at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital after a long illness, Daily Nigerian reports.
Late Musa was educated at New York Institute of Management and became a senator on the platform of the defunct Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) in 1979 and represented Kano Southwest senatorial district in that capacity.
Apart from chairing Senate committee on social development in the then National Assembly, the late prominent northerner was a recipient of the national honour of the Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON).
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the first lawyer from the northern parts of the country and father of Kwara state governor, Alhaji Abdulganiyu Folorunsho Abdul-Razaq passed on.
Legit.ng gathered that Abdul-Razaq, popularly known as AGF, died in the early hours of Saturday, July 25, in Lagos. He passed on less than four months to his 93rd birthday.
A statement issued by Alimi Abdul-Razak on behalf of the family read: “With total submission to the will of the Almighty Allah, the AbdulRazaqs of Ilorin Emirate of Kwara state hereby announces the passing of their patriarch and statesman Alhaji AbdulGaniyu Folorunsho Abdul-Razaq SAN (OFR) at the age of 93 in Abuja. He was born in 1927.
“The Mutawali of Ilorin and Tafida of Zazzau (Zaria), who was chairman of the Nigerian Body of Benchers, died peacefully at about 2 am on Saturday, July 25th, 2020 (the 4th day of Dhul-Hijjah 1441 AH.)."
Also, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) lost one of its top chieftains in Kaduna state, Alhaji Umar Gana.
Gana, who served as the coordinator and member of the APC's campaign council during the 2015 and 2019 presidential elections respectively, died on Tuesday, July 21, after a protracted illness.
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