Tragedy As Former Nigerian Senator Dies After Brief Illness

Tragedy As Former Nigerian Senator Dies After Brief Illness

  • The Niger state government has expressed shock over the death of a retired deputy inspector general of police, Nuhu Aliyu
  • Aliyu who represented Niger North Senatorial Zone of Niger was regarded as a well-respected elder statesman
  • The late senator was one of the founding fathers and a frontline member of the Peoples Democratic Party in Niger state

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Niger state - Nuhu Aliyu, a former senator who represented Niger North Senatorial Zone in the National Assembly has died.

The Nation reported that Aliyu who was also a retired deputy inspector general of police died on Wednesday, August 4, after a brief illness. He was aged 79 years.

Niger state confirms death of Senator Nuhu Aliyu
Aliyu was in charge of the Force Criminal Investigation Department before he retired. Photo: Ceceko Usman
Source: Facebook

The death of the former legislator has been confirmed by the Niger state government.

The secretary to the Niger state government, Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, described Aliyu’s death as a huge loss.

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Matane said:

‘’The patriotic tendencies and excellent handling of legislative duties concerning the welfare of people and the nation demonstrated by late Senator Nuhu Aliyu are worthy of emulations.
“But we must take solace in the fact that from God we all come and to Him we shall all return. Nobody shall live longer than the time appointed by Almighty God.’’

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A family source told This Day that the retired police officer will be buried at the Barnawa burial ground in Kaduna at 2pm Wednesday, August 4, according to Islamic injunctions.

The late politician was the first chieftain of the People Democratic Party in Niger state before being elected into the Senate in 1999 and was re-elected to the same position in 2003 and 2007.

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Governor Sanwo-Olu says Bola Tinubu is healthy and strong.

Meanwhile, the governor of Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Wednesday, August 3, said the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, is healthy and strong.

Sanwo-Olu gave this report after his trip to the United Kingdom (UK) to visit Tinubu, The Nation reported.

Earlier, photos of Sanwo-Olu visiting his political mentor and former governor of the state, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu was shared online by the APC.


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