The newly appointed Chief of Staff to Zamfara State governor, Abdulaziz Yari, Alhaji Dahiru Zubairu is dead.
According to a statement by Secretary to the State Government, Professor Abdullahi Shinkafi, the 49 year old died at his Kaduna state residence on Wednesday after a brief illness.
The late Zubairu was a former House of Representatives member.
He was also a former National Vice-Chairman of the Association of Local Government Chairmen of Nigeria,
He served as chairman and sole administrator of Birnin-Magaji Local Government Area between 1999 and 2002.
He is survived by a wife and four children..