Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has lost his elder brother, Muhammadu Bello, on Tuesday.
Before his death, late Bello was the Wazirin Tambuwal.
He succeeded their late father, Alhaji Umaru Waziri Usman, who died 37 years ago.
He was the eldest in the governor’s family.
Announcing his transition, Governor Tambuwal said: “It is with sublime submission to the will of Allah (SWT) that I announce the death of my precious elder brother, Alhaji Muhammadu Bello, Wazirin Tambuwal, (the Vizier of Tambuwal).
“The octogenarian, who died Tuesday evening, has been the Vizier of Tambuwal for the past 37 years, having succeeded our late beloved father, Alhaji Umar Waziri Usmanu.
“He will be buried according to Islamic rites this morning in Tambuwal town.
“May Allah forgive him his shortcomings and grant him Aljanna Firdaus. Amin,” he said.