The Emir of Jere in Kagarko Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Dr Sa’ad Usman, is dead.
Usman died at the age of 70 after battling an undisclosed illness.
The late Emir was the husband of Nenadi Usman, a former Minister of Finance and one time Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Yakubu said the traditional ruler died in the early hours of Wednesday at his Kaduna residence following a protracted illness.
“Our Emir passed on at about 2:40 a.m today after a protracted illness. You know he had been having a long-standing spinal cord problem.
“He had received treatment at different hospitals, including National Hospital, Abuja and one in London.
“We pray to God to bless his soul and grant him paradise,” he added
He said the late Emir will be buried by 2 p.m in Jere according to Islamic rites.