The former Minister of Health, Dr. Haliru Alhassan has died at the age of 66.
His demise was confirmed by a Family member in Sokoto. As at the time of filing this report, the details surrounding his death have not been disclosed.
But the source disclosed that Alhassan died on Sunday around 12 noon after a brief illness.
Alhassan served as the Minister of Health under the administration of Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.
Before his death, Dr Alhassan was the chairman, Governing Board of Health Services Management Board, Sokoto state.
Alhassan’s death is an addition to the list of prominent statesmen who have lost their lives in the northern part of Nigeria in recent weeks.
Alhassan, who was a childhood friend of Sultan Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, was said to be diabetic before his death.
He is survived by one wife and four children.
A family source said he will be buried at the Hubbaran Shehu burial ground.