Emmanuel Otaru

The former governor of old Kaduna State, Alhaji Lawal Kaita is dead.

He died on Tuesday evening at the Turkish Hospital in Abuja.

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has expressed sadness over the death of the former governor, saying Nigeria has lost a patriotic son who had contributed immensely to the development of contemporary politics in Nigeria.

Governor Masari, in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Media, Abdu Labaran Malumfashi, described the deceased as ‘one of the most accommodating, generous and refined politicians the nation has produced’, adding that politics will never be the same without the jocular banter of the deceased.

According to the governor, “Katsina State, and indeed the nation at large, will miss the wise counsel of Alhaji Lawal Kaita. “For Alhaji Lawal Kaita, politics was never a do or die affair, but a vehicle for service to the people. “On behalf of the good people of Katsina State, I condole President Muhammadu Buhari, the Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmumin Kabir Usman and the immediate family of the deceased. “May Allah forgive all his shortcomings and grant him eternal rest, and grant his family the fortitude to bear the loss,” the statement further reads.