Aminu Safana

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Aminu Shuaibu Safana (April 1961 – October 17, 2007) was a Nigerian politician who represented the Batsari/Safana/Danmusa constituency of Katsina State in the House of Representatives.[1]

A doctor by training, Safana was a graduate of Ahmadu Bello University and the Universities of Leeds and London.[2] He had been a confidant of President Umaru Yar'Adua, and had served as secretary of Katsina State's government while Yar'Adua was governor.[1]

He was elected to the House of Representatives in 2003, and was reelected in 2007. He was a People's Democratic Party member and chairman of the house's Committee on Health.[2] On October 17, 2007, Safana collapsed on the assembly's floor; he was pronounced dead the same day at the Abuja National Hospital, the cause of death being identified as a heart attack.[1]

  1. ^ a b c Ohuegbe, Chuks (2007-10-20). "Lingering House Crisis Killed My Husband -- Safana's Widow". Leadership (Leadership Newspapers Group). Archived from the original on 2007-12-14. Retrieved 2007-10-21. 
  2. ^ a b "Hon. Aminu Shuaibu Safana". NassNig.org. National Assembly of Nigeria. Archived from the original on 2007-10-20. Retrieved 2007-10-21.