Family sources said the late police boss died in his house in Abuja after a protracted illness last night.
He will be buried by 2pm on Thursday in Katsina municipal.
The late MD Yusuf served as Inspector General of Police from 1976 to 1979.
Dikko Yusuf was chairman of Nigeria LNG in 1994 when a consortium led by Halliburton was bidding for a contract to construct a LNG export facility in competition with the US corporation Bechtel.
Muhammadu Dikko Yusuf was also a politician. He headed the Grassroots Democratic Movement during the period of transition to democracy launched by General Sani Abacha in 1997–1998. The organization had a left wing orientation.
In 2000, he became chairman of the Northern cultural and political association, the Arewa Consultative Forum.
After the April 2003 elections, both Muhammadu Buhari of the All Nigerian People’s Party (ANPP) and Dikko Yusuf, who had run as presidential candidate of the Movement for Democracy and Justice (MDJ), challenged the election victory by President Obasanjo However, in June 2003, Muhammadu Dikko Yusuf, said that defeated contestants who were not ready to go to court should accept their defeat in good faith.
In November 2003, Muhammadu Dikko Yusuf said the grant of asylum by President Olusegun Obasanjo to the deposed Liberian president, Charles Taylor could not be defended on the ground of either justice or commonsense, and was therefore impeachable.
The late former IGP and politician’s death was confirmed by a member of his family, Alhaji Lamis Dikko.