Sultan of Sokoto loses younger brother Jeli Abubakar

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Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Mohammed Sa'ad Abubakar, head of JNI

Abdulkadir Jeli Abubakar III

Abdulkadir Jeli Abubakar III, a younger brother to Sultan Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, passes away at age 64.

Jeli Abubakar, who is also the Sokoto State Commissioner of Home Affairs, gave his last breath on Thursday evening after a protracted illness.

The news of his demise was confirmed by Governor Tambuwal’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Malam Muhammad Bello.

Muhammad Bello said the deceased has since been buried according to Islamic rites.

He said Governor Tambuwal described the death as a great loss to the state and nation at large in recognition of his contributions to society.

At the wake of Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal’s administration, Andulkadir Jeli Abubakar 111 was appointed information Commissioner, a position he held until recently when he was redeployed to the State Ministry of Home Affairs.

Until his death, Jeli Abubakar holds the traditional title of Dikkon Sokoto.

He was survived by two wives, several children, and grandchildren.

He attended Sultan Ward Primary School and Nagarta College all in Sokoto state before proceeding to the Institute of Journalism in the United Kingdom.

On his return, he published the now rested Galaxy Magazine around 1985 before becoming the Director of National Orientation Agency (NOA) and later left for UNICEF as Communication officer where he served in Bauchi and Kano states before his appointment as Commissioner of Information and later Home Affairs in Sokoto.