Zamfara government official collapses and dies after attending wedding

Zamfara State Local Government Services Commission Chairman Dr Malami Aliyu Yandoto collapsed and died after attending the wedding ceremony of the daughter of a former state governor , Ahmed Sani, in Sokoto.

It was understood that the wedding ceremony took place at Yarima’s residence in Sokoto on Saturday and immediately after the wedding, guests were invited to Sokoto Government House for a lunch.

The deceased who was in the company of other guests left for the government residence for lunch and when he arrived at the scene he collapsed.

The government official was immediately taken to a hospital in Sokoto where he ultimately died.

Aged 57, Malami Yandoto was born in Tsafe town in 1962. He attended Tsafe Township Primary School, Tsafe, 1969-1976, Government Teachers College, Tsafe, 1976-1981 and attended at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria from 1986 to 1988; 1988-91 where he studied law.

He worked as a primary school teacher in the primary school, Tsafe, 1982-83; and became a lawyer, Warri Refinery and Petrochemical Co. Ltd, from 1992 to 1994.

He was also the executive chairman of the Zamfara State Independent Election Commission and later the Honorable Commissioner of the Zamfara State Ministry of Agriculture.

He was appointed by Governor Bello Matawalle as Chairman of the State Local Government Services Commission, a position he held until his death.


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