Emir of 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.
Aminu Jere, a younger brother to the late Emir 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 January 3rd, 2014.
Jere is in Kagarko Local Government of Kaduna State.
According to reports from Kaduna, despite the curfew imposed on the state due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some dignitaries were already heading to Jere ,some few kilometers to Zuba ,for the funereal.