The National Coordinator, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr. Sani Aliyu, has lost his father, Alhaji Aliyu Daneji.
He died at the age of 96 on Wednesday night in Kano.
A son of the deceased, Mahmud Daneji, who confirmed the death, said Alhaji Aliyu Daneji died after a protracted illness.
However, the funeral prayer was conducted early on Thursday at his residence at Sabuwar Kofa, close to Kwalli Primary School, in Kano Municipal after which he was buried according to Islamic rites.
The late Daneji was a former Permanent Secretary, Kano State Ministry of Finance from 1972 – 1975.