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Pioneer Kano First Lady, Ladi Bako dies

Ladi Bako, the wife of the first governor of Kano State, Audu Bako, has died aged 93.

Her daughter Zainab Bako confirmed the death to DAILY NIGERIAN on Wednesday, saying the nonagenarian died at Prime Specialist Hospital in Kano after protracted illness.

Her funeral rites will take place at Emir’s Palace, Kofar Kudu, Kano.

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Her husband was appointed military governor of the old Kano State from May 1967 to July 1975.

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Audu Bako undertook many reforms and built institutions across the state.

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