Maitama Sule: Kano declares work-free day

Former Nigeria Permanent Representative to United Nations, Alhaji Maitama Sule died in a Cairo Hospital at the age of 89 years.
In 1976, he became the Federal Commissioner of public complaints, a position that made him the nation's pioneer ombudsman. In early 1979, he was a presidential candidate of the National Party of Nigeria but lost to Shehu Shagari. He was appointed Nigeria's representative to the United Nations after the coming of civilian rule in September 1979. While there he was chairman of the United Nations Special Committee against Apartheid.
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Former Nigeria Permanent Representative to United Nations, Alhaji Maitama Sule died in a Cairo Hospital at the age of 89 years. In 1976, he became the Federal Commissioner of public complaints, a position that made him the nation's pioneer ombudsman. In early 1979, he was a presidential candidate of the National Party of Nigeria but lost to Shehu Shagari. He was appointed Nigeria's representative to the United Nations after the coming of civilian rule in September 1979. While there he was chairman of the United Nations Special Committee against Apartheid. 03284/3/7/17/Jones Bamidele/NAN

The Kano State government has declared Tueday work-free to mourn the former Nigerian permanent representative to the United Nations, Maitama Sule, who died Monday.

A statement by the Commissioner of Information, Garba Garba, said funeral prayer for Mr. Sule will be conducted Tuesday at the Kano Emir’s Palace, Kofar Kudu, by 4:00 p.m.

Mr. Sule died at a hospital in Cairo, Egypt where he was receiving treatment for pneumonia.

He served as minister in the first and second republics.


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  • Abdussalami Yaro

    Adio, my beloved uncle. May your gentle soul rest in peace. Ameen. Kano and deed the nation, has lost a great peace maker and a bridge builder. An exceptional orater.