Agric Commissioner Dies Leaving Behind Two Wives (Photo)

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The government has lost its Commissioner for Agriculture, Alhaji Arzika Tureta.

Tureta died at the age 62, after a protracted illness.

The Ministry’s Public Relations Officer, Muktar Dodo-Iya, told the News Agency Nigeria (NAN) in Sokoto, that the deceased passed on in the early hours of Monday at the Usmanu Danfodio University Teaching Hospital (UDUS) leaving behind wives and seven children,

He said that Tureta was once a member representing Tureta local government area in the State House Assembly, before becoming a federal lawmaker representing Bodinga/DangeShuni/Tureta, Federal Constituency.

Similarly, the deceased served as commissioner during former Gov. Aliyu Wamakko’s administration for eight years and was later reappointed by Gov. Aminu Tambuwal for an additional six years.

Meanwhile, preparations for his burial have commenced in his hometown Tureta, NAN reports.