- President Muhammadu Buhari has mourned and extolled the virtues of the late district head of Madobi, Alhaji Musa Saleh Kwankwaso
- In a condolence message to the people of Kano state, Buhari described the late patriarch as a "refined traditional leader"
- The president also stated that late Sale Kwankwaso would be remembered for his contribution to unity and peace of the country
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed grief over the death of Alhaji Musa Saleh Kwankwaso, the father of former governor of Kano state.
In a condolence message to the former Kano governor who is also a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Buhari described the deceased as one of the "finest traditional rulers in the country."
Legit.ng recalls that the patriarch, who was the district head of Madobi, died on Friday morning, December 25, at the age of 93.
His son, Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, confirmed the demise of his father in a statement through his private secretary, Muhammad Inuwa Ali.
Buhari, who spoke in a message through his media and publicity aide Garba Shehu, extolled the memories of the late patriarch and described him as a "refined traditional ruler whose contributions to peace and unity cannot be forgotten," The Punch reports.
“With the passing of Musa Saleh, we lost one of our oldest and finest traditional rulers in the country whose contributions to peace and unity cannot be forgotten even after his demise.
“The late Saleh was a man of impressive character whose humility and simplicity rank among his greatest virtues.
“Let me use this opportunity to extend my heartfelt sympathies to former Governor Kwankwaso, the Kano State Government and the Kano Emirate Council over the death of the District Head. May Allah forgive his shortcomings and reward his good deeds with Aljannah, amin.”
Governor Umar Ganduje reacts
Meanwhile, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has sent a condolence message to the Kwankwaso family over the death of Saleh Kwankwaso. 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.
The governor stated that Alhaji Kwankwaso was not only loyal to the people of his immediate domain, but to Kano, Nigeria and humanity at large.
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