The Senior Special Assistant to the Kano State governor on Polio immunisation who is also Sarkin Tsaftar, Kano, Alhaji Jafar Ahmed Gwarzo, is dead.
He died on Wednesday during a brief illness in Saudi Arabia.
While confirming his death to journalists in Kano on Wednesday, a close friend of the family, Alhaji Nasiru Sani Gwarzo, said Jafar Gwarzo travelled to Saudi Arabia for Ummrah some days ago.
The deceased is survived by a wife and children.
Meanwhile, Kano State governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has commiserated with the families of Alhaji Jafar Ahmad Gwarzo over his death.
According to the governor: “The death of Alhaji Jafar Ahmad Gwarzo is a great loss to all of us. We felt the great loss when we received the information about the demise of this illustrious son of our state. His death leaves behind a vacuum in his area.”
This was contained in a statement signed by Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Abba Anwar, a copy made available on Wednesday to pressmen in Kano
Governor Ganduje said: “On behalf of the government and people of Kano State, I am extending our heartfelt condolences to his family and Kano Emirate for this great loss. May Allah forgive all his shortcomings and accept his good deeds.”
“As Sarkin Tsaftar Kano, he was in every nook and cranny of Kano promoting public health and personal hygiene of our people. Now he has answered the divine call of our creator. May Allah bless his gentle soul,” he said.