Sarki Fadar Kano Alhaji Sule Gaya is dead. He died Thursday evening after a protracted illness in Kano.
A member of the family Salisu Umar Durumi’iya informed Solacebase that the late Sarki Fada Kano, a senior Councillor in Kano Emirate Council would be buried tomorrow Friday after funeral prayer at Kofar Kudu, the Emir’s palace by 10.00am in the morning.
A source said Alhaji Sule Gaya died at the age of 107.
He was a first republic member of the Northern Nigeria legislature and once served as the parliamentary secretary in the regional ministry of Lands and Survey.
He later became a regional minister for Local Government.
In 1975, Alhaji Sule Gaya served as one of the politicians on the Constitutional Drafting Committee set up in the year. The committee was created to produce a constitutional framework for the incoming democratic government.
He attended Gaya Junior Primary School and Kano Middle Schools. He started his career as a teacher and once taught at his alma mater, Gaya Junior School, he became a headmaster of Birnin Kudi Primary School in 1952 before he was elected into the regional assembly four years later.
In 1960, he was appointed a minister of state, and then given the position of Minister of Works in 1961. Prior to becoming minister, he was a parliamentary secretary in the regional ministry of Internal Affairs, and later that of Lands and Survey.