Buhari writes Kano Governor over Maitama Sule’s demise — Presidency

Maitama Sule [Photo Credit: Daily Trust]
Maitama Sule [Photo Credit: Daily Trust]

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a personal letter of condolence to the Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, in which he expressed profound shock over the death of elder statesman, Yusuf Maitama Sule, the presidency said Monday night.

The letter, said to have been personally signed by the President, also described the death of Mr. Sule as a “heavy loss.”

It will be delivered by the federal government delegation to the burial as constituted by the Acting President, a statement by Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, said.

The President’s letter reads thus:

“I have heard this morning, the death of the venerable Alhaji Maitama Sule, Dan Masanin Kano, and one of Nigeria’s famous sons. Although, I knew he was in poor health for some time, his death nonetheless, came as a profound shock.

“As a Minister in the First Republic, he was one of those who assisted our Founding Fathers, Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Alhaji Ahmadu Bello and Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, to fashion Nigeria politically and lay the grounds of national co-existence.

“Maitama Sule was blessed by God with a wonderful voice and outstanding eloquence. He served with distinction in the First Republic, the Second Military regime, as well as the Second Republic, without him being tainted with the remotest hint of scandal.

“As a person, I found him personable with unceasing good humour. Nothing personified his faith more than the fact that on losing his sight, he did not retreat in himself sulking on account of his ill-fortune. Quite to the contrary, he honoured virtually all invitations extended to him and spoke as usual with singular eloquence and unparalleled wit.

“In my discussions with him, I greatly valued his counsel, and I never ceased to be amazed by his concern for the well-being of his country rather than his personal interests.

“Let me extend my sincere condolences to Your Excellency, family and friends, the Government and people of Kano, and Nigerians as a whole, for this most heavy loss. We shall not soon see the like of him. May God forgive his sins and admit him to Paradise, Amin.”


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  • Buhari d scarecrow.

    May his soul rest in peace.

  • Buhari d scarecrow.

    Personally signed by buhari yeah right,dis people are just full of shit.

    • aboki

      Death is a NECESSARY END it would come when it’s supposed to come.

  • emmanuel

    Fraudsters in high places. Buhari kê. Is that man still alive? Did he write the letter in the language of the spirits? Anyway, Aisha go reach there tommorrow. We go know how far.
    Inglorious Buharis Aides who have bvery weak brains that cannot handle any clinical job.
    I beg make una ask the several Nigeria Yahoo Boys how to deveive people into their grave whilst still believing that something good is in the offing.
    Za aza day i heard Adesina talking about is Son after his exhausted his arsenal of lies

  • emmanuel

    “We love Nigeria and it was changed to a federal system because of the minorities so that we can have a place. So, we love Nigeria but in the unlikely event that people want to go their way, the Arewa in the Sahel will go. But we will remain here in the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

    -Professor Jerry Gana

  • TDaniels2

    Stop fooling Nigerians! Buhari did not write or sign any letter! If he is capable of writing or signing an document, why did he not write in Hausa ? After all, the dead man is an Hausa man and a purported native of Kano. Whoever, the faceless presidency are, they need to have better and perfect fraud than this?

    • Dele Ajibade C.

      @TDaniels2:disqus

      Anything Muhamadu Buhari is to b taken with a pinch of salt. Muhamadu Buhari is a dis-appointment
      to his naive supporters who expected a corpse to walk. Worse, he is a gross failure in history of the
      country he’s almost ruined with crass incompetence and total lack of knowledge for the job.

  • Taylor

    I don’t think you took his counsel because if you did and acting you’re doing then, we don’t need his type.

  • Look4more

    Hmm…Wonders are just beginning

  • Look4more

    Hmm….Wonders are just beginning