Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has mourned the death of the father of the former governor of the state, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso.
Naija News earlier reported that Musa Saleh Kwankwaso died in the early hours of Friday, December 25, 2020, at the age of 93. It was learned that Kwankwaso has been buried according to Islamic rites at the residence of the former governor, Miller road, Bompai in the Kano metropolis.
Governor Ganduje, in a condolence message by his Chief Press Secretary, Abba Anwar on Friday, in Kano, described the death of elder Kwankwaso as a great loss, not only to his family but to the entire state.
He added that the state has lost an illustrious son of a high degree of exemplary character, whose leadership qualities earned him recognition, respect, and a good end to his Lord.
“When we received the information, apart from being shocked and jittery about it, we all felt that a great father has passed away. The feeling of this shockingly striking death will remain with us forever.
“Our great father was indeed a guide and an embodiment of patience, courage, humility, and a complete human being of endearing character and exemplary leadership.
“It is with a deep sense of grief and un-imagined feeling and on behalf of the government and people of Kano State, that we are sending our condolence message to the former governor of the state, Sen. Rabi’u Musa-Kwankwaso.
“What remains for us now, is to pray for Allah’s forgiveness and blessings on the soul of our dear father and seek Allah’s guidance to give us all the courage to bear this great loss,” he said.
This news medium reports that Kwankwaso was a village head before he was elevated to district head of Madobi Local Government Area and Majidadin Kano by the late Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero.
He was recently appointed Makaman Karaye by the Emir of Karaye, Ibrahim Abubakar ll, one of the emirs of four emirates created by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.