- The Kwankwaso family is mourning the death of Musa Saleh Kwankwaso
- The circumstances surrounding his death was not disclosed by the family
- The late patriarch was a respected elder statesman in Kano state
Alhaji Musa Saleh Kwankwaso, the father of a former governor of Kano state is dead, according to emerging reports.
The patriarch reportedly died on Friday morning, December 25, at the age of 93, PM News reported.
His son, Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, confirmed the demise of his father in a statement through his private secretary, Muhammad Inuwa Ali.
The statement read in part:
“It is with a heavy heart and reverence to Allah (SWT) that we announce the passing away of of our father Alhaji Musa Sale Kwankwaso the Majidadin Kano/Makaman Karaye at the age of 93 in the early hours of the morning Friday 25th December 2020 in Kano.
“The late Makaman Karaye Alhaji Musa Saleh Kwankwaso was the father to senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso the former governor of Kano state. He left behind two wives, 19 children (9 male & 10 female) and many grandchildren."
The Tribune reported that the family disclosed that the late elder statesman will be buried by 3 pm on Friday at Miller road, Bompai, Kano.
Meanwhile, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has sent a condolence message to the Kwankwaso family over the death of Alhaji Musa Saleh Kwankwaso.
Daily Trust reported that Ganduje said he received the news of the death with shock.
According to a statement through the commissioner for information, Muhammad Garba, the governor described the late patriarch as an exemplary traditional ruler.
Similarly, a former Nigerian vice president, Atiku Abubakar has expressed his condolences to the Kwankwaso family over the death of Musa Saleh Kwankwaso.
Atiku said the late patriarch was devoted to his religion, family, and society.
The former vice president prayed for the Almighty Allah (God) to accept the soul of the elder statesman.
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