Former Sultan Of Sokoto, Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki Dead! To Be Buried Today…
The former Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki, has died.
He died at the age of 93.
Dasuki’s death was made known in a statement issued in Hausa by the Secretary to the Sultanate Council, Alhaji Faruk Ladan.
The statement announced that the 18th Sultan of Sokoto, Dasuki, died on Monday night.and that his funeral service would take place after Zuhr prayer
Funeral service for the late Dasuki would take place after Zuhr prayer in the afternoon of Tuesday at the Sultan Bello Mosque, Sokoto.
Although no further detail was provided by the statement, a source in Sokoto stated that Dasuki died in an Abuja hospital. and would be brought to Sokoto Tuesday morning for burial.
His remains would be brought to Sokoto on Tuesday morning for burial.
The one-time Sultan, who was father of former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki currently facing corruption charges.
He was deposed as Sultan in 1996 by the late Head of State, General Sani Abacha.
The late Ibrahim Dasuki, born in Dogon Daji, Sokoto, was the son of late Sarkin Yamma and district head of Dogon Daji, Haliru Ibn Barau.
He started Qur’anic education in 1928.
In 1931, he attended Dogon Daji Elementary School before proceeding to Sokoto Middle School in 1935.
Between 1960 and 1961, he worked in the Nigerian Embassy in Khartoum, Sudan.
He was later brought back to Nigeria by Ahmadu Bello to work as a resident in Jos.
Sultan Ibrahim Dasuki Dead
He later moved on to become the permanent secretary in the regional Ministry of Local Government.
Dasuki later switched to the Ministry of Commerce in 1965 as its permanent secretary.
From 1965 until he was crowned Sultan, Dasuki concentrated largely on his business activities.
In 1966, he was chairman of the influential Northern Nigeria Produce Marketing Board, an organization involved with marketing the export of groundnut and in the distribution of seeds and chemicals.
From 1967 to 1977, he was director and later chairman of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC).
After the death of Abubakar Siddique, the 17th Sultan of Sokoto on November 1, 1988 he became the 18th Sultan of Sokoto.
Dasuki was later deposed in 1996 by General Sani Abacha through the military administrator of Sokoto State, Col. Yakubu Muazu.
He was deposed for causing enmity among the people and among the royal family.
He was immediately flown to Yola and then taken to Jalingo where he was placed on exile.