The death of the acting Director General of National Centre for Women Development, Abuja, Alhaji Abdulmalik Dauda, has been announced.
Mohammed Aliyu, Protocol Officer to the director-general, confirmed the news in Abuja.
Aliyu said Dauda died on Friday in an auto crash along Abuja-Kaduna expressway while returning from an official assignment.
The deceased took over from Onyeka Onwenu on February 16, 2016, following the removal of 26 heads of government agencies and parastatals.
Born on Aug. 27, 1959, in Niger state, Dauda was survived by two wives and five children.
Aliyu added that the remains of Dauda had been buried according to Islamic rites in his home town in Niger.
Also, former Speaker of the Kebbi State House of Assembly, Habib Jega, has died in an auto crash.
Close family sources said that the accident occurred along Birnin Kebbi-Kangiwa Road at about 5:21 p.m. on Friday.
The former speaker is also the Special Adviser on Local Government to the current Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu.
The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Abubakar Dakingari, while confirmed the death, said , “We are currently attending his burial according to Islamic right in Jega.”
Late Mr. Jega was impeached in 2015 during the build up to the 2015 general election as rumours emerged he would join the then opposition All Progressives Congress, APC.