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Kaduna lawmaker, Yakubu Bityong is dead



Dr. Yakubu Bityong, a former member of the Kaduna State House of Assembly has reportedly died.

Bityong who represented Kaura Constituency in the Assembly from 2011 to 2019, died on Friday night in Kaduna

A political associate of the deceased, Yakubu Umaru-Spider, confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Kaduna.

Umaru-Spider, a former Secretary of Kaura Local Government, said that two weeks ago, Bityong was diagnosed with lung complications and placed on treatment.

“He became normal and continued with his life until yesterday (Friday) when he became ill again.

“He was taken to the General hospital in Unguwan Boro, around 8:30 p.m. but there was no doctor on seat and just minutes after 11 p.m. he gave up the ghost,” he said.

He was a Board Member, Kaduna State Urban Planning and Development Authority from 1999 to 2003, Commissioner in the ministries of Youths and Sports; Non-Governmental Organisation; and Special Duties between 2003 and 2010.