Sokoto loses Dr Garba Nadama to a natural illness – – A former Governor of old Sokoto State, Dr Garba Nadama, has died at the age of 82.
According to a statement by the state government, Nadama died on Monday night, May 4, after “an illness of natural cause”.
Nadama was elected deputy governor of Sokoto State in 1979 and became a governor in November 1981, following the death of the governor, Shehu Kangiwa in equestrian accident.
Dr. Garba Nadama (1938 – 4 May 2020) was the second civilian governor of Sokoto State, Nigeria in the short-lived Nigeria. holding office from January 1982 to November 1983. He succeeded Shehu Kangiwa who had died in a polo accident.
Garba Nadama was a fierce rival of Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau for the National Party For Nigeria (NPN) nomination for Sokoto deputy governor in 1979. He was described as a quiet, urbane and principled conservative politician. In July 1982 Sokoto State received a N96 million loan from the World Bank. In December 1982 the Federal government provided N400,000 to Sokoto State to use in reducing gully erosion. Nadama described the amount as meager and insufficient to handle the problem. On 8 March 1993 he commissioned a new transmitter for the Nigeria Authority Television in Gusau. The Federal Polytechnic, Kaura-Namoda(now in Zamfara Statw) was established during his tenure. He obtained a PhD in History from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1977.
Garba Nadama left office after the 1983 military coup in which Major General Muhammadu Buhari took power.
Garba Nadama became a member of the National Political Reform Council, and later became a prominent member of (PDP). He became a director of Societe Generale Bank Nigeria (SGBN). In April 2008 he was deputy National Secretary of a committee to review recommendations for resolving internal differences in the PDP.
Garba Nadama died on May 4, 2020
We pray the dead rest in peace and pray for eternal peace