The remains of the former Minister of state for Education, Alhaji Saka Saadu, was on Monday committed to mother earth at his GRA residence in llorin, the Kwara capital.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that he died at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), Kwara State, on Monday morning.
According to the eldest son of the deceased, Alhaji Bolaji Saadu, who confirmed the death of the former minister, Alhaji Saadu died at the age of 80.
The Chief lmam of llorin, Alhaji Mohammed Bashir led the Janazah prayer, which took place at the family House of the late Minister at Okekere, llorin.
The janazah prayer was attended by several eminent imdigines of llorin, top Government functionaries in Federal and kwara state governments and people from all walkks of life.
Late Sa’adu was s former Commissioner in the old Kwara state between 1975 and 1978.
He was also a former Permanent Secretary to the Military Government and Head of Service in Kwara from 1988 to 1990.
The late Minister was acting Chairman, University of Ilorin Governing Council and co author of Nigeria Secondary School science Project (CESAC) 1970.
Late Sa’adu was a prominent member of Ansarul Islam society of Nigeria and has passion for Chemistry and Mathematics.
Meanwhile, the Kwara State Governor, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed has described the death of former Minister of State for Education, Alhaji Saka Saadu, as a shock and great loss to the state.
In a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Abdulwahab Oba, Gov. Ahmed said the late educationist would long be remembered for his outstanding contributions to the development of education in Nigeria.
According to the governor, as a public officer, late Saka Saadu was an administrator per excellence and the state would no doubt miss his wealth of experience in repositioning the state’s civil service.
Ahmed described late Saka Saadu as a community leader and devoted Muslim, who lived an exemplary life.