By Mohammed Aminu in Sokoto
The Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has described the death of a former Nigerian Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Alhaji Maitama Sule, who died Monday morning, as a great loss, saying the deceased has impacted the nation positively in various spheres of human endeavour.
This was contained in a statement issued in Sokoto by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Public Affairs, Malam Imam Imam, on Monday.
The statement described the late orator and former diplomat as a complete gentleman and good citizen who dedicated his life to the unity, progress and development of Nigeria.
â€œThe people and government of Sokoto State received with shock, the news of the passage of Dan Masanin Kano, Alhaji Maitama Sule.
“Our country has lost a rare breed. A leading light from the old generation has been extinguished. He was a complete gentleman whose honesty, commitment and dedication to the unity of Nigeria will forever be cherished.
“Dan Masani’s name will continue to be identified with everything positive about Nigeria and its people. Whenever the future generation reads about Dan Masani, they will encounter a man who was cherished and respected by the high and mighty from all parts of the country,” the statement read.
Tambuwal prayed God to give his family the strength to bear the loss and extended his condolences to Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, and the entire people of Kano State over the loss.
He equally prayed to almighty Allah to grant the deceased eternal rest.