A former minister of Postal Services in the Second Republic, Senator Hamisu Musa, has died at the age of 89.
His son Ibrahim Musa confirmed the death saying his father died at 1am on Thursday at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital after protracted illness.
Educated at New York Institute of Management, the late politician was elected senator on the platform of the defunt Peoples Redemption Party, PRP, in 1979 to represent Kano South West Senatorial District.
While at Senate, he chaired the Senate Committee on Social Development.
He was a recipient of an honorary doctorate degree and a national honour of Commander of the Order of the Niger, CON.
According to the family, the funeral will hold today at 12pm at his Kafin Agur home in Madobi Local Government Area of Kano State.