(SOKOTO)By Dipo Awojobi – The Commissioner for Science and Technology in Sokoto State, northern Nigeria, Nasir Zarummai, is dead.
Zarumai died Friday night at the Usmanu Danfodio University Teaching Hospital after a brief illness. His death occurred just one month to his 43rd birthday celebration.
The sad incident was announced very early on Saturday in a terse statement signed by Bashar I. Jabo, the Media Assistant to the All Progressives Congress in Sokoto state.
“It is with deep regret that I have to announce the death of Hon. Nasir Zarummai (Commissioner Of Science and Technology, Sokoto State) who passed away last night, 4th of March 2016 at at Usmanu Danfodio University Teaching Hospital after a brief illness.
“May his soul rest in peace!” The statement read.
The late Nasir Zarummai was born in Sokoto North Local Government Area of Sokoto State on 4 April, 1973.
He got a Bachelors degree in Computer Science at the Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto in 1998 and was the IT administrator in the University from 2000 to 2005.
He later became the Technical Coordinator for the Identity Card project between 2003 and 2004 and joined the United Nations System (WHO, IT Assistant) in Nigeria between 2005 and 2007.
He became Special Adviser on ICT to former Governor Aliyu Wamakko of the state between 2007 and 2013.
Zarumai was also a Federal Commissioner, Federal Character Commission.