Top Nigerian Sports Official Dies Amidst #COVID19 Pandemic




Yahaya Muhammad reportedly died of a protracted illness - Until his death, he also served as a special assistant to the Jigawa State Governor - Muhammad died on Sunday afternoon at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital President of the Nigeria Weightlifting Federation (NWF) Yahaya Muhammad is dead according to latest reports by Premium Times, also cited on Vanguard newspapers.


Until his death, Muhammad also served as the special assistant to Governor Muhammad Badaru of Jigawa State, on Assembly matters.



Auwal Sankara, Media aide to the governor made the announcement on Sunday afternoon, April 19, saying Muhammad died due to an illness.


“The Jigawa State Government regrets to announce the Passage of Yahaya Muhammed (Big Man), who died this afternoon at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital after a protracted illness,” Mr Sankara said. "Muhammad was elected at different times as a member representing Sule Tankarkar Constituency at the Jigawa State House of Assembly," he added.


The Nigeria Weightlifting Federation oversees the sport of weighting in Nigeria.

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