Ex-Governor of defunct Kaduna State dies
A former Governor of the defunct Kaduna State, Alhaji Muhammad Lawal Kaita, is dead.
Kaita died at the age of 85 on Tuesday evening during a protracted illness in a hospital in Abuja.
Alhaji Abubakar Lawal Kaita, a son of the deceased, announced the demise of their father.
He said the funeral rites would take place in Katsina on Wednesday morning.
The deceased left behind a wife and a number of children and grandchildren.
Lawal Kaita was born on October 4, 1932 in Katsina.
He was elected governor of the defunct Kaduna State on the platform of the National Party of Nigeria and was in office between October and December 1983 when the military took over the government.