Monday, November 14, 2016

Former Sultan of Sokoto and father of detained NSA, Ibrahim Dasuki, dies

A former Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki is dead. 

He died on Monday at the age of 92.

Family source said Dasuki died at the Turkish Hospital in Abuja after a protracted illness.

The source said Dasuki died of kidney problem. He is said to have been on kidney dialyses for nearly two years.

He will be buried by 2pm on Tuesday according to Islamic rites.

Dasuki was the father of former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, and the 18th Sultan of Sokoto.

The family source said as his health deteriorated, the son, Sambo, who has been in detention for alleged arms deals fraud was taken to see him at the Turkish hospital last week.

Dasuki was dethroned as the Sultan by the Abacha government in 1996 amd then taken to Jalingo where we was placed on exile.

He was the son of Haliru Ibn Barau who held the title of Sarkin Yamma and who was the district head of Dogon Daji. He started Quranic education in 1928.

In 1984, he was appointed chairman of the Committee for the Review of Local Government Administration in Nigeria. The government was tasked with the objective of recommending ideas on how to curb the machinations of state governments in local government affairs and how local governments can encourage rural development.

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