Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has announced the death of Arzika Tureta, the state Commissioner for Agriculture.
Tureta was 62.
He died on Sunday night after a long illness, according to Tambuwal in a statement he signed on Monday.
The statement titled, ‘Transition Announcement and Burial’, read:
“With submission to the will of Allah, on behalf of the government and good people of Sokoto State, I hereby announce the death of our Commissioner for Agriculture, Hon. Muhammad Arzika Tureta (1959-2021).
“Honourable Tureta, who had variously served as Commissioner in the state before his last appointment, battled with a protracted illness, died yesterday night.
“An agricultural entrepreneur, administrator and politician, he attended Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where he bagged a Bachelor of Education.
“He was a member of the Sokoto State House of Assembly under the defunct National Republican Convention and member of the House of Representatives for Bodinga/Dange-Shuni/Tureta Federal Constituency on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party.
He was also the State Chairman of the PDP in Sokoto State”
Arzika would be buried today in his home town of Lambar Tureta in Sokoto.