Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state has lost his spokesman, Imam Imam. He died at about 3am on Friday at the Nizamieye Turkish Hospital in Abuja.
Abubakar Imam, his younger brother, confirmed his death.
The deceased, 41, will be buried at the Al-Nur Mosque, Abuja after Jummat prayers.
Imam, who studied mass communication at Kaduna Polytechnic, began his journalism career at Millennium Weekly newspaper in 2000 before joining ThisDay where he rose to the position of group political editor.
Before his appointment as special adviser on media and public affairs, Imam had earlier served as Tambuwal’s spokesman between 2011 and 2015 when he was speaker of the house of representatives.
Imam who read development studies at post-graduate level in Bayero University, Kano, also worked with the New Nigerian Newspapers.
He was a member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, NIPR, Nigerian Union of Journalists, NUJ, and a graduate member of the Nigerian Institute of Management, NIM.
The Taraba state indigene is survived by two wives and four children.