Katsina state Deputy Governor Mannir Yakubu has condoled the family of late Yahaya Gafai who died on Wednesday after a brief illness.
He died at the age of 97 years.
Late Yahaya Gafai is survived with one wife, 14 children and many Grandchildren.
He was buried at Abbatua Cemetery according to Islamic rites.
Before his death, he was an Islamic Scholar and a popular business mogul.
In his condolence message, the Deputy Governor prayed to Allah to grant the deceased Jannatin Firdausi and give the entire family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.