The former Nigerian Minister of Health, Dr. Haliru Alhassan has died at the age of 66. Alhassan died on Sunday around 12 noon after a brief illness.
Alhassan, who was a childhood friend of Sultan Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, was said to be diabetic before his death.
A family source said he will be buried at the Hubbaran Shehu burial ground.
Before his demise, Dr Alhassan was the chairman, Governing Board of Health Services Management Board, Sokoto state.
He is also a stalwart of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Before his elevation to the minister of health under the Goodluck Jonathan administration, he was the minister of state for health.
Alhassan has however added to the long list of prominent statesmen in northern Nigeria who have died in recent weeks. He is survived by one wife and four children.