He died yesterday, the 8th of January, 2018 afternoon in Abuja.
Late Col John Yahaya Madaki held sway as the military Governor of Katsina in 1989.
He was powerful because he had the listening ear of President Ibrahim Babangida.
He ruled Katsina with an iron fist popularly called ‘Caterpillar Sarkin aiki’ or Gwamna mai kwagiri’!
His mates were Gov Dangiwa Umar; Col Gwadabe; Col Abdulmumin Aminu.
He endeared many people when he accepted the post of Security Adviser to the Fct Minister, Modibbo.
Some considered the post low for an ex Governor.
He will be greatly missed by Katsinawa and Daurawa because he delighted featuring in every anniversary in the name of Katsina state.
Colonel Yahaya J. Madaki was the 3rd Military Governor of Katsina State from December 1989 to January 1992.