President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed deep sadness over the death of prominent Kano politician, Alhaji Bello Isah Bayero.
Naija News had reported that the elder statesman died on Thursday evening at the age of 85.
In a statement on Friday by Presidential Spokesman, Garba Shehu, the Nigerian leader described Bayero as “an upstanding politician whose shining virtues should be emulated and put into practice by other Nigerians.”
The statement reads: “I have lost a passionate, committed, and sincere supporter in my political journey and struggles.
“The late Bello Isah Bayero had demonstrated such virtues in his politics and men of his kind are rare in a society like ours where the money is valued more than principles.
“The late Isah was working on a project to preserve my legacy after leaving office and he was doing so on his own accord out of sheer loyalty to my political cause.
“May Allah forgive the soul of the deceased and reward his good deeds with aljanna. May God grant his family, friends, the Kano Emirate Council the fortitude to bear this great loss, Amin.”
Source: Naija News