A former governor of Sokoto State, Garba Nadama, is dead.
According to a statement by the state government, Nadama died at age 82 after “an illness of natural cause”.
Late Nadama was elected deputy governor of Sokoto State in 1979 and became governor in November 1981, following the death of the then governor, Shehu Kangiwa.
He was also a member of the National Political Reform Council, and later became a prominent member of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
In April 2008, he was named deputy national secretary of a committee to review recommendations for resolving internal differences in the PDP.