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First Commissioner Of Education Is Dead

The Sarkin Ban Kano and first commissioner of education in Kano, Alhaji Mukhtar Adnan is dead.

Family sources revealed that Alhaji Mukhtar Adnan who was the District Head of Dambatta, died in the early hours of Friday after a brief illness.

The deposed Emir of Kano, Sir Muhammadu Sanusi appointed Mukhtar Adnan as Sarkin Bai in 1954 to succeed his father.

According to a historian and writer on Kano Emirate, Ibrahim Ado Kurawa, Adnan was born in 1926.

He attended Dambatta Elementary School, Kano Middle School and Zaria Clerical School.

He started his working career in the Kano Native Authority where he served in various capacities before his elevation to the position of Sarkin Bai.

He was a Member of the Federal House of Representatives during the first Republic.

He was also appointed the first Kano State Commissioner for Education in 1968.

Adnan was the longest serving member of the Kano Emirate Council since the establishment of the Emirate in 19th century and just like his ancestor Dabon Dambazau, who was the longest serving member back in the 19th century.

He served for sixty-three years as District, Councilor and Kingmaker.

He participated in the selection process of four Emirs: Muhammadu Inuwa in April 1963, Ado Bayero in October 1963, Muhammadu Sanusi II in June 2014 and Aminu Bayero in March 2020.


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