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Zamfara LG commission boss Yandoto slumps, dies during ex-Gov Yarima’s daughter’s wedding


The chairman, Zamfara State Local Government Service Commission, Dr Malami Aliyu Yandoto, slumped and died yesterday immediately after the wedding ceremony of former Governor Ahmed Sani Yarima’s daughter.

The wedding ceremony took place at Yarima’s resident in Sokoto and immediately after the wedding, the guests were invited to Sokoto Government House for a luncheon.

Malami, who was in the company of other guests, rushed to the Government House for the luncheon, and immediately he arrived at the venue, he slumped on the spot.

He was rushed to the hospital in Sokoto where he gave up the ghost.

Aged 57, Malami Yandoto was born in Tsafe town in 1962.

He attended Township Primary School, Tsafe from 1969 to 1976, Government Teachers College, Tsafe, from 1976-81, and went to Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where he studied law.

He worked as a school teacher at Township Primary School, Tsafe, from 1982 to 1983; and became the Legal Officer, Warri Refinery and Petrochemical Company Limited, from 1992 to 1994.

He was also the Executive Chairman, Zamfara State Independent Electoral Commission, and later the Honourable Commissioner Ministry of Agriculture, Zamfara State,

He was appointed by Governor Bello Matawalle as the chairman of the state local government service Commission, a position he held until his death.

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