Sokoto loses perm sec, Pilgrims Welfare Board

– The Permanent Secretary, State Welfare Agency, Alhaji Salihu Gatawa, is dead.

A statement signed by Abubakar Dangusau, Special Assistant, Press Affairs to Gov. Aliyu Wamako said Gatawa died in Kaduna on Sunday at the age of 51, after a brief illness.

It said that the deceased was buried at his home town Gatawa, in Sabon-Birni Local Government Area, according to Islamic rites.

The statement indicated that his funeral was attended by Wamako uand the Sultan of , Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, among others.

“The deceased is survived by two wives and twelve children,” it added. ( NAN)

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