Presidency mourns late Maitama Sule

Presidency mourns late Maitama Sule

- President Muhammdu Buhari's administration has extended heartfelt condolences to the family of Alhaji Yusuf Maitama Sule who died on Monday, July 3

- President Buhari's government through the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo also extended heartfelt condolences to Kano state government

- Osinbajo said the late Alhaji Sule, was a great Nigerian leader and committed nationalist

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, has mourned late Maitama Sule that went to the great beyond in the earlier hours on Monday, July 3.

Osinbajo said the late Alhaji Sule was an orator, elder-statesman, distinguished diplomat and the Danmasinin Kano.

He extended his deep and heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, associates and the government of Kano state, praying that the Almighty God comforts all.

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According to the acting president, the decaesed is best remembered on the global scene, as one of our country's foremost envoys whose clarity of voice and vision contributed significantly to the high esteem.

The acting president also said the deceased was as an illustrious son of Nigeria, noting that his death is a loss to the nation.

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On behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari, the government and the entire people of Nigeria, the Acting President conveyed heartfelt condolences on this loss of a great national asset.

Osinjo said his prayer is that Allah will bless his memory, grant the family and all of us Nigerians the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

Meanwhile, had earlier reported that the Kano state government on Monday July 3 declared tomorrow (Tuesday) July 4 public holiday to mourn the passing away of its illustrious son, Alhaji Maitama Sule, (Danmasanin Kano), who joined his ancestors at the early hours of today at an undisclosed hospital in Cairo, where he was rushed to for medical attention.

In a statement, issued and signed by the state Commissioner for Information, Mallam Mohammed Garba, who confirmed the death to newsmen in Kano, disclosed that he died in Cairo during a protracted illness.

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