The longest-serving kingmaker and district head of Dambatta in Kano, northwest Nigeria, Mukhtar Adnan, has passed at 95.
One of his sons, Alhaji Ado Mukhtar, disclosed the news of his death.
According to Ado, his father who held the senior title of Sarkin Ban Kano, died on Friday morning, two days after admission at a private hospital in Kano for an ailment.
He died around 4am and is to be buried according to Islamic rites later today (Friday).
Adnan was born in 1926. He attended Dambatta Elementary School from 1935 to 1939; Clerical Training School, Zaria from 1946 to 1947 and later obtained a Diploma in Parliament Procedures.
The deceased was appointed as Sarkin Bai in 1954 as a successor to his father, Mohammadu Adnan, by the late deposed Emir of Kano, Sir Muhammadu Sanusi I.
He started his professional career in the Kano Native Authority where he served in various capacities, including senior accountant of the authority.
He was elected as Member of the Federal House of Representatives during the First Republic and served as the Chief Whip of the Northern Peoples Congress (NPC).
His son said he is survived by four wives, 26 children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Among his children is the former minister of Finance, Mansur Mukhtar.