Sokoto State Commissioner for Lands and Housing, Hon. Surajo Marafa Gatawa, is dead. He was aged 62.
A statement by the Special Adviser to the governor on Media and Publicity, Muhammad Bello, said Hon. Gatawa died after a brief illness.
Born September 15, 1957, late Gatawa an astute politician, was a Councillor in Sabon Birni Local Government Area between 1988 and 1989. He served as Chairman of the same local government area from 1991-1993.
Between 1999 and 2007, he was a member of the Federal House of Representatives representing Isa/Sabon Birni federal constituency.