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Sen Yari Mourns death of elder statesman MZ Anka, Urges govt to immortalise him

The Former Zamfara State Governor and Senator Representing Zamfara West Senatorial District, Sen. Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar has described the death of an Elder Statesman, Ambassador MZ Anka, as a monumental loss to the entire Nigerian Nation.

This was contained in a press release signed and made available to SMARTS NEWS by the Chairman, Publicity Committee. A A Yari Political Organisation, Hon. Ibrahim Muhammad (Ɗanmadamin Birnin Magaji)

He noted that Senator Abdulaziz Yari who was Physically and emotionally touched by the news of the demise of this Illustrious Son Of Zamfara State said the One time District Officer, D.O, in the then Northern Nigerian Native Authority (N.A) Administration was a thorough bred, wise role model to many people.

He disclosed that the death of the Magajin Garin Anka, Anka Emirate of Zamfara  West Senatorial District and one time Nigeria’s Ambassador to Libya has robbed the Zamfarawa of a strong advocate for self independence who fought alongside other notable, gallant Statesmen of Zamfara extraction until a State Of  their own was created on October 1st, 1996. 

Late Ambassador MZ Anka,
Chairman Zamfara State elders Forum

According to Senator Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar, this product of Sokoto Middle School now known as Nagarta College, Sokoto and graduate of the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria had duly paid his dues especially in socio-political endeavour  for he was the running mate to GNPP Gubernatorial Candidate in the Old Sokoto State (Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara States), Dr. Bello Haliru Mohammed in the 1979 General Election which they lost to the duo of Lates Alhaji Shehu Mohammed Kangiwa and Dr. Garba Nadama of the defunct NPN respectively. 

He recalled with nostalgia, the efforts put in place by the Former Minister under Late General Sani Abacha’s Administration to further shape Zamfara State Political landscape when he contested the  State Gubernatorial Election under Peoples Democratic Party, PDP losing to the defunct All Peoples Party, APP’s Candidate, Alhaji Ahmed Sani Yariman Bakura in the 1999 General Election which saw to the entrenchment of the first Civilian Administration in the State. 

Senator Abdul’aziz Yari Abubakar,
Senator representing Zamfara west senatorial District

While condoling the family, Anka Emirate, Zamfara West Senatorial District, Government and People of Zamfara State on the passing away to the great beyond of the astute Administrator, Politician and Leader, Senator Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar Prayed Allah SWT to forgive his shortcomings and reward him with Jannatil Firdausi. 

He also called on Zamfara State Government to immortalise him in an attempt to encourage the upcoming generation to take to his positive contributions to further build a just, egalitarian society. 

Ambassador MZ Anka died on Friday 29/12/2023 following an illness at the age of 81,leaving behind 2 wives, 13 Children and many grandchildren. He has since been buried according to Islamic rights. 

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