President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the death of the Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris.
The President in a statement on Sunday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said Nigeria has lost one of its longest-reigning monarchs.
The condolence message addressed to the government and people of Kaduna State, praised the late traditional ruler’s contributions to the unity and peace of Nigeria.
Garba Shehu quoted Buhari as saying that “With the passing of Alhaji Shehu Idris, Nigeria has lost one of its longest reigning traditional monarchs whose contributions to the promotion of unity and peaceful coexistence among Nigerians cannot be forgotten for years to come.
“The Emir of Zazzau who ascended to the throne in 1975, had used his long reign to serve his people with dedication and identified with their aspirations at all times.”
It will be recalled as earlier published by Naija News that the Emir passed on at the age of 84.