BREAKING: Kano First Commissioner of Education Mukhtar Adnan is Dead
POLITICS DIGEST- The Sarkin Ban Kano and first commissioner of education in Kano Alhaji Dr Muhtari Adnan is dead.
POLITICS DIGEST gathered that Dr Muhtari Adnan died in the early hours of today after a brief illness according to family sources.
Deposed emir of Kano Sir Muhammadu Sanusi appointed Mukhtar Adnan as Sarkin Bai in 1954 to succeed his retiring father.
According to a historian and writer on Kano Emirate Ibrahim Ado Kurawa, Adnan was born in 1926. He attended Dambatta Elementary School, Kano Middle School and Zaria Clerical School. He started his working career in the Kano Native Authority where he served in various capacities before his elevation to the position of Sarkin Bai. He was a Member of the Federal House of Representatives during the first Republic.
He was also appointed the first Kano State Commissioner for Education in 1968.
He is currently the longest serving member of the Kano Emirate Council since the establishment of the Emirate in 19th century.
Just like his ancestor Dabon Dambazau, who was the longest serving member back in the 19th century. He has served for sixty-three years as District, Councilor and Kingmaker. He participated in the selection process of three Emirs: Sarkin Kano Muhammadu Inuwa (1963), Sarkin Kano Ado Bayero (1963-2014), Sarkin Kano Muhammad Sanusi (2014-) and Sarkin Kano Aminu Bayero in 2020