The Niger State Government has confirmed the death of Senator Nuhu Aliyu, a former lawmaker who represented Niger North in the National Assembly.
A statement by the Secretary to State Government, Ahmed Matane, revealed that Mr Aliyu died on Wednesday in Kaduna State following a brief illness.
According to the SSG, the state has lost a man of immeasurable value, adding that his advice would be greatly missed.
The statement read in part, “The patriotic tendencies and excellent handling of legislative duties concerning the welfare of people and the nation demonstrated by Senator Nuhu Aliyu are worthy of emulation.
“But we must take solace in the fact that from God we all come and to Him we shall all return. Nobody shall live longer than the time appointed by Almighty God.”
Mr Aliyu, a Chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party, was the first chairman of the PDP in the state before being elected into the Senate in 1999.
He was reelected to the same position in 2003 and 2007.
Born in 1941, the deceased studied Advanced Police Management at the Police College Jos and rose to become a Deputy Inspector General of Police.
He was in charge of the Force Criminal Investigation Department before he retired.