Danmasanin Kano lived, died in service of Nigeria – Governor Mohammed Abubakar
His Excellency, Governor Mohammed Abubakar has described the death this morning of Dr. Yusuf Maitama Sule, the Danmasanin Kano and former Nigerian Permanent Representative to the United Nations as a “colossal loss not only for northern Nigeria but the entire nation”.
While commiserating with President Muhammadu Buhari, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, the government and people of Kano State, the family of the deceased, as well as all Nigerians, Governor Abubakar lamented that the death of the first republic minister has created a “big vacuum that is difficult to fill in the entire nation”.
In a statement issued to newsmen, Press Secretary to the governor, Malam Abubakar Al-Sadique, said the governor described the Danmasanin Kano as “One of remaining people that struggled for the independence of Nigeria, contributed to its development from independence, nurtured it out of its turbulent moments and was always on hand to guide the younger generation of its leaders”.
“We lost a great Nigerian in Baba Danmasani. Personally, I must emphasize that personally I’ve lost the wise counsel of a father. I feel the vacuum created in his death, not only for me, but all leaders in this country. Danmasani was one of the few people around that tell the truth to leaders whenever they see things going wrong. He was a loud voice against oppression and in promoting national consensus and building bridges across ethnic and religious divides. The history of this country, no doubt will never be written without according special recognition to the contributions of Dr. Yusuf Maitama Sule. May Allah grant him eternal rest”.
Abubakar al-Sadique is the Press Secretary to Governor M. A. Abubakar, July 3rd, 2017