The Chief Whip of the House of Representatives, Alhassan Doguwa, has lost his father, Garba Doguwa.
Nigeria’s head of medical mission to Hajj 2018, Ibrahim Kana, who confirmed the death, said Mr Doguwa died Thursday evening in King Abdulaziz Hospital in Makkah Saudi Arabia.
“I can confirm to you that he died today in King Abdulaziz Hospital Makkah. He had been battling an illness,” he said.
Mr Doguwa was part of Kano State delegation to this year’s Hajj.