Former governor of Sokoto state, Dr Garba Nadama has died at the age of 82.
Family sources said he died after a protracted illness and his funeral arrangements will be announced soon.
Dr. Garba Nadama was the second civilian governor of Sokoto State, Nigeria in the short-lived Nigerian Second Republic, holding office from January 1982 to November 1983. He succeeded Shehu Kangiwa, who had died in a polo accident.
On 8 March 1993, he commissioned a new transmitter for the Nigerian Television Authority in Gusau. The Federal Polytechnic, Kaura-Namoda (now in Zamfara State) was established during his tenure as Sokoto State Governor.
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 People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Garba Nadama 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, born in 1938, obtained a PhD in History from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1977.