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Former Minister of Health, Dr. Haliru Alhassan

A former Minister of Health, Dr. Haliru Alhassan, a stalwart of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has died after a brief illness.

Alhassan died at the age of 66, on Sunday around 12 noon

He was said to be diabetic before his death, and is survived by one wife and four children.

A family source said he will be buried at the Hubbaran Shehu burial ground.

Before his demise, Dr Alhassan was the chairman, Governing Board of Health Services Management Board, Sokoto state.

Before his elevation to the minister of health under the Goodluck Jonathan administration, he was the minister of State for Health.

Alhassan joins the list of prominent statesmen who have died in recent weeks in Northern Nigeria.

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