The Board Chairman of the Nigerian Railway Corporation, Usman Sandamu, died on Thursday in Abuja.
Malam Lawal Ado, a cousin to the deceased, who confirmed the news of his death, said he died late on Thursday evening in a Turkish hospital in Abuja.
Ado said the deceased was 68 years and was survived by a wife and three children.
He said his remains were expected to be buried on Friday in Kaduna or Sandamu, pending the final decision of his family.
Sandamu was among the pioneer commissioners in Katsina State and one time chairman of the Jebba Paper Mills.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the deceased was in Daura, Katsina last week during the just concluded All Progressives Congress primary elections.