- A philanthropist, Alhaji Abdullahi Maikano Rabiu, has passed away
- The former lawmaker died on Thursday at the age of 72 in Kano state
- Rabiu, who will be buried in accordance with Islamic rites, left behind relatives, children and a wife
The people of Dawakin Tofa local government area of Kano state have been thrown into mourning following the death of former lawmaker Dr Abdullahi Maikano Rabiu.
According to The Punch, the former House of Representatives member died of COVID-19 complications on Thursday, February 4.
Rabiu, a philanthropist, passed away at Kwanar Dawakin Isolation Centre, in Kano, with a family member of the deceased confirming his (Rabiu's) death to press on Thursday afternoon.
A post on the deceased's Foundation Facebook page read:
"With heavy heart and total submission to the will of Almighty Allah we regret to announce the death of the chairman and the founder of this foundation. We pray Almighty Allah to forgive his shortcomings and grant him the highest rank in jannah.Rest on Dallatu."
A former special adviser to former governor Ibrahim Shekarau on economic matters, Rabiu held many political positions during his lifetime.
He died at the age of 72 years and will be buried in accordance with Islamic rites in his hometown of Dawakin Tofa.
The former lawmaker reportedly left behind one wife, children, and relations.
Amotekun commandant dies in Oyo
Meanwhile, Tajudeen Salaudeen, a leader of Amotekun security network in Oyo state, passed away.
Tajudeen who was a leader of the para-military security group in Kajola local government area died on Thursday, January 28. He died in a road crash while trying to avoid a pothole as he rode on his motorcycle.
It was gathered that Tajudeen was heading to Okeho in the early hours of Thursday when he got a call to come back for an emergency assignment at Ilero. He died while returning.
Martins-Kuye is dead
In a related development, Alhaji Jubil Martins-Kuye, Nigerian former minister of commerce and industry, passed away at the age of 78.
According to a family source, the former minister who served twice died in his hometown in Ago-Iwoye on Sunday morning.
A chartered accountant who practised for several years in Lagos and overseas before moving to politics, Kuye was appointed minister on April 6, 2010, when former president Goodluck Jonathan, then an acting president, announced a new cabinet.