Former Kano State Governor Aminu Isah Kontagora has passed away.
The Secretary to the Government of Niger State confirmed his death in a statement, saying he died after a short illness in Abuja.
Prior to his death, he served as governor of Benue and governor of Kano during the military rule.
Colonel Kontagora handed over power to civilians in 1999 during the reign of General Abdulsalami Abubakar.
The Secretary to the Government of Niger has described the late as a perfect military man, who will be remembered for his contribution to the development of Benue and Kano states during the military rule.