Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State on Friday announced the death of his Commissioner for Home Affairs, Alhaji Abdulkadir Jeli-Abubakar.
This was contained in a statement by Tambuwal’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Malam Muhammad Bello, on Friday.
Jeli- Abubakar died on Thursday at the age of 64 during a protracted illness.
The deceased has since been buried according to Islamic rites.
Tambuwal described the death as a great loss to the state and nation at large in recognition of his contributions to the society.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Jeli-Abubakar was son of the late Sultan of Sokoto, Abubakar III, and younger brother to the present Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar.
NAN reports that he is survived by two wives, many children and grand children.
NAN also reports that Jeli-Abubakar was a former counsellor of the Sultanate Council in Sokoto.
He attended the Sultan Ward Primary School and Nagarta Collage, 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 in 1985 before becoming a Director of the National Orientation Agency 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 State.