- Former president Obasanjo said the late emir of Zazzau, Shehu Idris, helped his administration tremendously
- Obasanjo made this known during the prayer organised for the late emir on Wednesday
- In his speech, Governor El-Rufai said the state government has lost an adviser who always guided it on various issues
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Nigeria's former president, Olusegun Obasanjo has revealed how the late Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris, assisted him when he served as the number one citizen of the country.
The former president made the revelation on Wednesday, September 23, in Zaria, Kaduna state, during the prayer organised for the late emir, Nigerian Tribune reported.
He explained that the reign of the late emir coincided with his time as head of state and that when he came back as president, the late emir assisted him.
The former president said:
“I got from him all the help I needed on running the affairs of this country as best I could remember.
“I remember a particular problem I had in Plateau, I had nobody to help me in mediation and reconciliation, sorting out the age-long problem, then I called him.
“The emir was a reconciliator and a man of peace; a man who shows no discrimination either ethnically, religiously or socially."
Legit.ng gathers that the prayer session held at the palace of the emir was also attended by state governors, emirs and traditional rulers from across the country.
In his remark, the governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai, said the state government has lost a confidant and adviser who always guided it on many issues.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that former Nigerian president, Dr Goodluck Jonathan also led a delegation to Kaduna state to pay his respect to the late emir of Zazzau who died at the age of 84 on Sunday, September 20.
Jonathan was accompanied on the visit by the former vice president, Architect Namadi Sambo, Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state, Senator Jeremiah Useni and former Adamawa state governor, Boni Haruna.
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