The National Centre for Women Development (NCWD), Abuja, has announced the death of its Acting Director-General, Alhaji Abdulmalik Dauda.
Mr Mohammed Aliyu, Protocol Officer to the director-general, confirmed the news to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.
Aliyu said Dauda died on Friday in an auto crash along Abuja-Kaduna expressway while returning from an official assignment.
NAN recalls that the deceased took over from Ms Onyeka Onwenu on Feb. 16, 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. (NAN)