President Buhari condoles with Wamakko over daughter’s death


President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed deep sadness over the death of Sadiya, daughter of Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko on Thursday.

In a condolence statement on Sunday, the President said “the death of Wamakko’s daughter came to me as a rude shock and my heart and prayers go out to Senator Wamakko and his family members.”

President Buhari explained that “though death is no respecter of age, the loss of such a young woman in her prime is particularly touching and moving.”

“I share the pain and grief of Senator Wamakko, I pray to Allah to comfort him and give him the fortitude to overcome this great loss of a dear daughter. May Allah grant her eternal bliss and reward her good deeds with paradise,” the President added.

Sadiya died at the Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, on Thursday.

The 23-year-old lost her life following complications arising from childbirth.

Sadiya was buried on the same day in accordance with Islamic rites.

The funeral prayer which held at Wamakko’s residence was led by Liman Akwara, chief imam of Sultan Bello Juma’at Mosque, Sokoto.

Present at the funeral prayer were Wamakko; Chiso Dattijo, a former deputy governor and national commissioner of the National Population Commission; Ahmed Sokoto, a former deputy governor and executive secretary, Police Trust Fund; Hassan Danbaba, magajin garin Sokoto; and Rilwanu Bello, magajin rafin Sokoto.

In April, the ex-governor lost his younger brother at age 64.

His late brother, who was survived by two wives, eight children and several grandchildren, was appointed and installed as the 15th Baraden Wamakko and a senior counsellor of the sultanate council in 2009.

Wamakko, representing Sokoto north, is currently the chairman of the senate committee on defence and deputy chairman, senate committee on anti-corruption.

He served as the governor of Sokoto between 2007 and 2015.


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