Nigeria President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday sympathised with the former Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, over the death of his father, Musa Saleh.
Naija News had earlier reported that the elder Kwankwaso died in the early hours of Friday, December 25, 2020.
Buhari sent his condolence in a statement released through his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, titled ‘President Buhari condoles Kwankwaso over the death of his father, says he was a refined traditional ruler’.
Shehu quoted the President as saying that “With the passing of Musa Saleh, we lost one of our oldest and finest traditional rulers in the country whose contributions to peace and unity cannot be forgotten even after his demise.”
“The late Saleh was a man of impressive character whose humility and simplicity rank among his greatest virtues.”
“Let me use this opportunity to extend my heartfelt sympathies to former Governor Kwankwaso, the Kano State Government and the Kano Emirate Council over the death of the District Head. May Allah forgive his shortcomings and reward his good deeds with Aljannah, amin.”
Meanwhile, a former Military Administrator of Akwa Ibom State, Air Commodore Idongesit Nkanga, has died at the age of 68.
Naija News reports that Nkanga, Chairman of the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) died of COVID-19 complications on Thursday, December 24, 2020.