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Sarkin Sudan Shehu Malami dies aged 85

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A renowned diplomat and prince of Sokoto Caliphate, Shehu Malami, is dead. He was 85.

A family source said the the late former Nigerian High Commissioner to South Africa died on Monday in Egypt.

The late Sarkin Sudan of Wurno was born to the ruling family of Sokoto Sultanate and grew up in the household of Sultan Abubakar, where he served as the Sultan’s private secretary in 1960.

He was educated at various schools including a primary school in Sokoto, Kano Provincial School, Sokoto Middle School, Katsina Provincial School and Bida Provincial School.

The late senior Sokoto prince obtained his General Certificate of Education at the North Davon Technical College, Barnstaple and later attended Middle Temple. While in England, he was involved in the organization of the London branch of the Northern Peoples Congress along with Umaru Dikko.

In the 1970s, he was a member of the Constitutional Drafting Committee and the Constituent Assembly.

He served either on the board or managerial positions of many companies including Costain West Africa, Nigeria Industrial Development Bank, NIDB, Tannery; Nigeria Pipes Ltd, Zaki Bottling Company; Shempat, Patterson Zachonis, PZ,  Japan Petroleum Company, and Indo-Nigeria Merchant Bank.

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