The Special Adviser to Zamfara State Governor Abdulaziz Yari on Intergovernmental Affairs, Alhaji Sani Abdullahi Tsafe, has died.
Tsafe died yesterday at the age of 61 at the Nizamiye Hospital in Abuja after a protracted illness, according to Ibrahim Dosara, the Special Adviser to the Zamfara State Governor on Public Enlightenment, Media and Communication.
Born in 1957, Tsafe worked as primary school teacher, a broadcast journalist with Rima Radio Sokoto, Radio Nigeria Kaduna and Voice of America (VOA), before joining politics where he served as Special Adviser on Media and Communication, and later Special Adviser to the Governor on Intergovernmental Matters, the position he held until his death. He survived by three wives and 16 children.
Governor Yari described Tsafe as a complete gentleman who contributed immensely to the development of not only Zamfara State, but the entire northern Nigeria and beyond.
He said late Tsafe spent his life meaningfully, serving his God and the humanity, and was always ready to assist in making life easier for others, particularly the needy and the less privileged in the society.
He prayed to Almighty Allah to grant the soul of the deceased Aljanna Firdausi and the family the fortitude the bear the irreparable loss.