Former Kano State Governor Dies In Germany

Hamza Abdullahi
Hamza Abdullahi.
A former Military Governor of Kano State and former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory is dead.

Few days after the death of Second Republic President, Shehu Shagari, another tragedy has befallen Nigeria following the death of a former state governor.

The former governor of Kano State, Hamza Abdullahi, died in a German Hospital after a brief illness. He was 74.

Abdullahi was governor of old Kano State from January 1984 to August 1985 during the military regime of Muhammadu Buhari.

A cousin of the deceased, Kawu Yaro, said that Abdullahi took ill while performing Umrah (the lesser Hajj) and was flown to a hospital in Germany where he died.

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After Ibrahim Babangida took power, he was appointed Minister of Works and Housing, and later Minister of the Federal Capital Territory.

He was born in Hadejia, Jigawa State. He attended the Nigeria Air Force Tactical Training Wing, Kaduna in 1964.

Late Abdullahi completed the Aircraft Technical Officer’s Course in West Germany (1964–1966), and studied at the Royal Military Training Centre in Chichester, England in 1974.

In July 1975, Abdullahi was Air Provost Marshal and assisted in the coup that removed Yakubu Gowon from power.

Abdullahi retired from the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in 1988.

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