Maitama-Sule: Kano declares Tuesday work-free day

Maitama-Sule: Kano declares Tuesday work-free day

The Dan Masanin Kano was a respected Elder statesman until his death.

He died on Monday morning in a hospital in Cairo, Egypt following a brief illness, a statement released by Alhaji Ashiru Shariff, his close aide said.

"Danmasanin Kano was a rare statesman and an orator who can move mountains with words".

"Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has declared tomorrow Tuesday a work - free day in the state to mourn the death of the elder statesman".

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He said that as former Nigerian Permanent Representative to the United Nations, the late Sule chaired the important United Nations Standing Committee Against Apartheid then ravaging South Africa.

The Governor prayed Allah to grant the soul of the deceased eternal peace, make Aljanna Firdausi his final abode and grant his family as well as the government and people of Kano state the fortitude to bear the loss.

"As a young minister in the First Republic, and in other roles in public life, Ambassador Maitama Sule served the people of this country with panache and refreshing optimism".

The APC spokesman also recalled the late Sule's exemplary services as two-time minister and pioneer head of the Public Complaints Commission (PCC).

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"Our special and heartfelt condolences go to his immediate family, the people and government of Kano State even as we join all Nigerians and people of goodwill in mourning this monumental loss", Mr. Dogara said.

The deceased was widely acclaimed for his oratory prowess which endeared him to many Nigerians and politicians across board.

His remains will be flown back to Nigeria on Tuesday, family sources told PREMIUM TIMES earlier.

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