By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
The death has been said to have occurred of the father of former Kaduna State Governor, Senator Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi.
Information made available to our correspondent which is yet to be verified, has it that, Alhaji Muhammad Na’Iya Makarfi would be buried according to Islamic injunctions in Makarfi by 4pm on Tuesday July 16, 2019.
Though details were still sketchy as at time of filing this report, sources shared the news of his demise.
“Innalillahi Wa’inna Ilayhi Raji’un I Regret To Announce The Death Of Our Father & a Grandfather. Alh Muhammad Na’iya Makarfi Father of His Excellence The Former Governor of Kaduna State & Former Senator Alh Dr. Ahmed Muhammad Makarfi.
The Burial Will Take Place In Makarfi Town Kaduna State by 4pm. Very Religious Man,” the source said.
It would be recalled that Senator Makarfi was the Governor of Kaduna State from 1999 to 2007 before he handed over to former Vice President Architect Mohammed Namadi Sambo.
He also served two terms as Senator representing Kaduna North Senatorial zone.
Makarfi is highly respected and was instrumental to the victory recorded by main opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last elections, by successfully bringing the party out of crisis while he served as its Interim Chairman.