Alhaji Arzika Tureta, the Sokoto Commissioner for Agriculture is dead. He died at age 62 after a protracted illness.
The news of his passing was confirmed from the Ministry’s Public Relations Officer, Muktar Dodo-Iya into the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at Sokoto.
The reports said Mr. Tureta passed in the early hours of Monday in the Usmanu Danfodio University Teaching Hospital (UDUS) leaving behind two sisters and seven children,
He said that Tureta was once a part representing Tureta local government area in the Sokoto State House of Assembly, before getting a federal lawmaker representing Bodinga/DangeShuni/Tureta, Federal Constituency.
Similarly, the deceased served as commissioner during former Gov. Aliyu Wamakko’s administration for eight years and was later reappointed by Gov. Aminu Tambuwal for an extra six decades, The Nations reports.
Meanwhile, the preparations for his burial have commenced in his hometown of Tureta, It was reported.