The Sarkin Jere in Kaduna state, Dr Sa’ad Usman is dead.
The deceased was the husband of Senator Esther Nenadi Usman who was the Minister of Finance during the Obasanjo administration.
A younger brother of the late Emir, Aminu Jere announced on Wednesday that he had just lost a brother in person of Dr Usman.
According to Aminu, “Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Illaihi Rajiun. I just lost a brother in person of HRH the Sarkin Jere, Dr Saad Usman, PhD. ”
“Janazah at Jere, by 2pm Insha Allah,” he said.
Dr Saad Usman was at various times, Secretary of the Kaduna State Government, apart from other superior positions he had occupied in government circle.
Dr Usman has been in a London hospital since 2014, following injuries he sustained during a clash with some Gbagyi locals over land ownership on 3 January, 2014.