- President Buhari has condoled with the Kano state government over the death of Emir of Rano, Alhaji Tafida Abubakar Ila Auta Bawo
- The president prayed that the almighty God will forgive the shortcomings of the emir, remember his good works and grant his soul eternal rest
- The Emir of Rano died on Saturday, May 2, at Nassarwa Specialist Hospital at about 4.45pm after a brief illness
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President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the Kano state government and the Council of Chiefs over the passing of Emir of Rano, Alhaji Tafida Abubakar Ila Auta Bawo.
The president's condolence was contained in a statement released by his senior special assistant on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, on Saturday evening, May 2, shortly after the emir's death was announced.
Shehu said President Buhari joined the family and Rano Emirate in mourning the royal father, whose words of wisdom, nobility and decency will be sorely missed, especially at a time the government is relying on traditional rulers to sensitize citizens on directives for safety.
The president his family and the Emirate to find solace in the good works of the deceased and ensure his legacies are carried on.
He also prayed that the almighty God will forgive the shortcomings of the Emir, remember his good works and grant his soul eternal rest.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Emir of Rano died on Saturday, May 2, at Nassarwa Specialist Hospital at about 4.45pm after a brief illness.
His Rano emirate is one of four new emirates created in Kano in the wake of the balkanisation of the Kano emirate.
The monarch was reported to have been hospitalised on Friday, May 1, though details of his ailment were not disclosed.
The emir's death was confirmed by Turakin Rano, Kabiru Alhassan Rurum, who said the deceased was admitted at the hospital on Friday.
Rurum, who is a former speaker of the Kano state House of Assembly, said the emir would be buried on Saturday, May 2, according to Islamic rites.
Though details of the illness are not disclosed, the monarch's death occurred amid rising mass deaths in Kano, some of which have been linked to the coronavirus pandemic.
In another related development, the head of communications in the Kano state office of the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF), Malam Rabiu Musa, is dead.
The deceased's son, Musa Rabiu, confirmed the death to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano.
Legit.ng gathers that the UNICEF official died on Saturday, May 2, at the age of 60, "after battling with sickness for a few days".
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