Another National Conference delegate, Magaji Dambatta dies at 83

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Aug 28th, 2014

Magaji DambattaAnother delegate of the just concluded National conference, Magaji Dambatta, is dead.

Dambatta who came on the platform of Socio-political/Cultural and Ethnic Nationality Groups, from the North West Zone, died Wednesday at the Garki General Hospital, Abuja, where he was taken to after an unsuccessful medical trip abroad.

A native of Kano State, Alhaji Dambatta was born in 1931.

The late Dambatta was also a Chief Information Officer in the Northern Region and Reporter and Editor of the Daily Comet in Kano between 1950 and 1953.

He was a Minister in the Nigerian Embassy in Washington DC between 1973 and 1978 and later a Board member of Daily Times.

He was also the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Arewa Consultative Forum, founding member, Northern Elements Progressive Union (NEPU); Recipient of Medal of Merit of the Government of Egypt (1961); and member of the Presidential Advisory Council (2010).

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