Mukhtari Adnan, Kano’s longest serving kingmaker dies at 95

Mukhtari Adnan

Mukhtar Adnan, the longest-serving kingmaker and Dambatta district head in Kano, has died.

, the late monarch, who held the senior title of Sarkin Ban Kano, died at 95

On Friday morning, a family source confirmed his death to Ejes Gist News, saying he died two days after being admitted to UMC Zhahir, a private hospital in Kano.

“Only two days after admission, he died around 4 a.m. today.” “After Friday prayer in Dambatta, his funeral prayer will be held later today,” the source said.

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Mukhtari Adnan

Emir Muhammadu Sanusi I appointed the late traditional ruler as Sarkin Bai in 1954, and he took part in the selection processes of Emirs Muhammadu Inuwa in April 1963, Ado Bayero in October 1963, Muhammadu Sanusi II in June 2014, and Aminu Bayero in March 2020.

From 1935 to 1939, he attended Dambatta Elementary School; from 1946 to 1947, he attended Clerical Training School in Zaria and later earned a Diploma in Parliamentary Procedures.

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He began his career with the Kano Native Authority, where he worked in various capacities, including as the Native Authority’s senior accountant.

During the First Republic, he was elected to the Federal House of Representatives and served as Chief Whip of the Northern Peoples Congress, or NPC.

In 1968, the late Sarkin Bai was also the first Kano State Commissioner for Education.

He is survived by a large family of children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Mansur Mukhtar, the former Finance Minister, is one of his children.



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