The Emir of Kaura-Namoda in Zamfara State, Alhaji Mohammed Ahmad Asha.
He was said to have died of suspected coronavirus-related complications in the early hours of Sunday.
The Emir, according to the Publicity Secretary for the Control and Prevention of COVID-19 in the state, Alhaji Mustafa Jafaru Kaura, went into isolation at the Yariman Bakura Specialist Hospital, Gusau three days ago.
Mustafa stressed that his blood sample had been sent to Abuja for the COVID-19 test, explaining, however, that “the result is still being awaited”.
He said the remains of the late Emir were still in the hospital waiting for burial by officials of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.
He was aged 71 years.