Mr Nuhu Tanko, the match commissioner of Kano Pillars and Ikorodu United has been confirmed dead of heart failure on Monday morning, Goal exclusively gathered.
Tanko had successfully supervised a hitchfree week 15 Nigeria Professional Football League tie played at the Sani Abacha Stadium on Sunday with the host winning 2-1.
The football administrator was reportedly found dead in his hotel room before been rushed to the Muritala Mohammed hospital in Kano this morning.
Efforts to extract confirmations from the officials of LMC failed to yield any fruitful result as they were not picking calls made to their mobile lines.
However, Kano Pillars media officier Idris Malikawa confirmed the development noting that the medical officials at the Hospital following an autopsy test confirmed that the late Tanko died from hypertension.
“It is confirmed! He (Nuhu Tanko) is dead,” Malikawa told Goal. He continued: “We took him to the hospital this morning and he was confirmed by the medical doctor in charge.
“The doctor said he died of hypertension due to high blood pressure,” he concluded.
Until his death, Tanko was a former board member of Nasarawa State Football Association (NSFA) and a former board Member of the Nigeria National League headed by Emeka Inyama whose tenure expired last year.
The Chairman of Nasarawa State Football Association, Mohammed Alkali in a chat to Goal spoke about Tanko Nuru.
“Tanko Nuru was on the previous board of the NSFA, he is a strong, creative and smart goal-getter. He may have some health issues probably due to his age but he still spoke to us last night to update us on the scores,” Alkali told Goal.
” I learned that when they opened the door to his hotel room they found his medication in hands. We spoke to him yesterday after the match.
“God knows best. It’s sad but I pray that his soul will rest in peace.”