Haruna Ungogo, the Nigerian ambassador to Jordan has handed away.
He reportedly died at a hospital in Garki, Abuja on Sunday.
Ungogo, a Kano indigene, had been sick for a while.
His physique has been transported to the state for burial in step with Islamic rites.
The deceased served as Secretary to the Kano State Authorities. He was previously Rector, Kano State Polytechnic.
In October 2016, President Muhammadu Buhari forwarded the names of Ungogo and 45 others to the Senate.
They have been nominated as non-career ambassadors from 35 states.