Hawaja was said to have passed on some few hours ago.
He is currently being buried according to Muslim rights.
DAILY POST gathered that he collapsed in his house and died in the car as he was being taken to the hospital.
A member of Muslim Ullamah in the state. Alhaji Sani Mudi, confirmed the development to our reporter.
Hawaja was in his early 50s. He was appointed Deputy Chief of Staff by Governor Lalong in 2015.