Surajo Gatawa, Commissioner for Land and Housing in Sokoto State, is dead.
Special Adviser on media and publicity to Governor Aminu Tambuwal, Muhammad Bello, who confirmed Gatawa’s death in a statement on Sunday, said he passed on after a brief illness, at the age of 62.
He has since been buried at his former residence on Sama Road, opposite Babban Tanki, Sokoto, according to Islamic rites.
The statement read in part, “Born September 15, 1957, late Gatawa, an astute politician was a Councillor in Sabon Birni Local Government Area between 1988-1989.
“He also became the Chairman of the same local government area from 1991-1993. Between 1999-2007 he was a member of the Federal House of Representatives representing Isa/Sabon Birni federal constituency.
“During Governor Tambuwal’s first tenure, he was the Commissioner for Social Welfare. Four years later he was moved to the position he held until his death.
“Late Hon. Gatawa is survived by three wives and many children.”