The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Defence and Deputy Chairman, Senate Committee on Anti Corruption, has described the death of the incumbent Sokoto State Commissioner of Agriculture, Alhaji Muhammadu.Arzika Tureta as shocking and saddening .
In a statement Signed by Bashir Rabe Mani, Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity,Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, made available to news men revealed that.
Wamakko, a former Governor of Sokoto State recalled that, the deceased had diligently served as a Commissioner of Education , Water Resources and Agriculture, under his administration.
He said that , the deceased had made tremendous contributions to the educational, agrcultural and socioeconomic development of the state.
Wamakko, who now represents Sokoto North Senatorial District also said that , the name of the late Commissioner would be conspicuous whenever the history of the state and Nigeria would be written.
The former Governor of the state also stated that, the deceased had played immeasurable and invaluable roles in the political and democratic development of the state as a former Member, State House of Assembly and House of Representatives , as well as a former Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party ( PDP).
Wamakko further expressed his deepest condolences to the family of the deceased, people and Government of Sokoto State, over the irreparable loss .
He also prayed the Almighty Allah to grant him Aljannat Firdaus,as well as give his family, people and Government of the state, the formidable fortitude to bear the great loss .
The late Arzika Tureta died on Sunday night,at the Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, after a protracted illness .