Covid-19: Kills Emir Of Zamfara And A Lawmaker From Nasarawa State

LAGOS MAY 4TH (NEWSRANGERS)- The Emir of Kaura Namoda,Ahmad Muhammad Asha also known as Sarkin Kiyawan Kaura Namoda has died in the early hours of Sunday at the age of 71.

His  younger brother,  Abdulkarim Ahmad Asha, the Dan Jekan  Kaura Namoda told Daily Trust that the Emir had battled diabetes and hypertension for a long time.

“He spent like four days in his palace responding to treatment when the illnesses struck again. Later he was taken to Yariman Bakura Specialists Hospital where he died after three days of admission.”

“He worked as Director of Finance and Treasurer in many local government areas of the state including Kaura Namoda, Gusau and Maru before he was appointed as Emir in 2004.”

“He is survived by three wives and 11 children among his children is Sanusi Muhammad Asha of the Nigerian Army currently serving in Maiduguri, Borno state.”

“Preparation for his funeral rite are underway and he will be buried in his home town of Kaura Namoda according to Islamic rite,” Abdulkarim said.

This is coming less than 24 hours after the death of the Emir of Rano, Dr Tafida Abubakar Ila ll,one of the four emirs recently appointed by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje for the new emirates.

The 74 years old Tafida died yesterday at the Nassarwa Specialist Hospital, Kano at about 4:45pm after a brief illness.

Similarly, a member of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, representing Nasarawa central, Mr. Sule Adamu, has died of coronavirus, The PUNCH reports.

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state confirmed this on Sunday while briefing newsmen on the update of COVID-19 pandemic in the state.

He said the state’s House of Assembly would also be shut down and all the state lawmakers be quarantined to contain the spread of the virus in the state.

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