Hashidu died yesterday morning at his home in Gombe after battling Alzheimers disease for some years. He was 74 years old.
Hashidu was governor of Gombe state from May 1999 to May 2003.
He was elected on the platform of then All Peoples Party (APP).
Hashidu was also a Minister of Water Resources as well as a Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development during the military regime of Ibrahim Babangida.
He was also a member of the Vision 2010 committee set up by late head of state, Sani Abacha.