The Clerk of Sokoto State House of Assembly, Suleiman Muhammad, died in the early hours of Tuesday at the age of 53, a statement from the assembly said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mr. Muhammad died at the Specialist Hospital, Sokoto, after a brief illness.
His remains were buried in Sokoto after a funeral prayer at the Sultan Muhammadu Maccido Jumaat Mosque, Sokoto, attended by Gov. Aminu Tambuwal.
Also at the funeral were the state Deputy Governor, Ahmed Aliyu, Speaker of the Assembly, Salihu Maidaji, and his deputy, Abubakar Magaji, among others.
The deceased, who was seconded from the state civil service, assumed the position after the retirement of the erstwhile clerk in 2016.
Mr. Muhammad is survived by his aged parents, three wives and 13 children.