By Mohammed Aminu
The Wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, on Saturday condoled with the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, and the family of the former presidential aspirant in the Third Republic and late Marafan Sokoto,Alhaji Umaru Shinkafi.
Speaking during a visit to the Sultan’s palace in Sokoto, Mrs Buhari described the death of the late Shinkafi as a great loss to Nigeria.
She also prayed God to give repose to the soul of the deceased and grant the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
Responding, the Sultan commended her for the visit, saying she deserved commendation for assisting the less privileged in the country.
Meanwhile, former Head of State,Gen. Abdulsalam Abubakar, also paid a similar condolence visit to the family of late Shinkafi.
Other personalities who condoled the family include former Defence Minister, Gen. Aliyu Gusau (rtd) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Chairman, Senator Ahmed Makarfi.
The rest include Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha, Chairman Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria and publisher of THISDAY Newspapers, Prince Nduka Obaigbena, among others.