Sokoto: Ex Sultan Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki Dies at 93.
The Secretary, Sultanate Council of Sokoto, Alhaji Umar Faruk confirmed the death of the former Sultan in a statement he issued in Sokoto on Monday night.
Late Ibrahim dasuki Died after a protracted illness.
The statement added that the funeral prayer of the late Dasuki would be conducted at the Sultan Bello Juma’at Mosque in Sokoto.
He was the Sultan of Sokoto between November 6, 1988 and April 20, 1996.
Brief Profile of Late Ibrahim Dasuki.
The late Sultan Dasuki, father of ex-National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, was deposed in 1996 by the late Head of State, General Sani Abacha, after he was installed by Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida, in 1988.
He ruled for eight years before his deposition and banishment to Zing, in Taraba State.
Prior to becoming the Sultan, he held the traditional title of Baraden Sokoto.
Dasuki was the first Sultan from the Buhari line of the House of Dan Fodio.
He was influential in the founding of Jama’atu Nasril Islam and had held many positions in government.
The late Sultan attended Dogondaji Elementary School before proceeding to Sokoto Middle School in 1935.
He finished his secondary education at Barewa College on sponsorship from Sokoto Native Authority.
After finishing high school in 1943, he worked as a clerk in the treasury office of the Sokoto Native Authority.
In 1945, he took up appointment with Gaskiya Corporation, a publishing house that published the Hausa daily, Gaskiya Ta Fi Kwabo. He joined the civil service as an executive officer and later became private secretary to Ahmadu Bello.
In 1957, he filled the position of regional executive council deputy secretary and was sent to Jeddah as Nigeria’s pilgrimage officer.
Between 1960 and 1961, Dasuki worked in the Nigerian embassy in Khartoum, Sudan and was later brought back to Nigeria by Ahmadu Bello to work in Jos, following which he became the permanent secretary in the regional Ministry of Local Government.
The late Dasuki was born on December 31, 1923.