SOKOTO STATE COMMISSIONER FOR AGRICULTURE, ALHAJI ARZIKA TURETA IS DEAD
The Sokoto Commissioner for Agriculture, Alhaji Arzika Tureta, has died at the age of 62, after a protracted illness.
The Spokesperson of the Ministry of Agriculture, Muktar Dodo-Iya, who confirmed the development, said the Commissioner passed on in the early hours of Monday at the Usmanu Danfodio University Teaching Hospital (UDUS) leaving behind two wives and seven children,
Tureta was once a member representing Tureta Local Government Area in the Sokoto State House of Assembly, before becoming a Federal Lawmaker representing Bodinga/DangeShuni/Tureta, Federal Constituency.
The deceased served as Commissioner during former Gov. Aliyu Wamakko’s administration for eight years and was later re-appointed by Governor Aminu Tambuwal for an additional six years.