Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has expressed sadness over the death of Musa Saleh Kwankwaso.
Ganduje, who condoled with the former governor of the state, Rabiu Kwankwaso, over the death of his father, described the late District Head of Madobi as a man of wisdom.
This was contained in a statement made available to PlatinumPost on Friday and signed by Muhammad Garba, Commissioner for Information, Kano State.
The statement said Ganduje, who left for Dubai on a private visit on Thursday, stated that Alhaji Musa Saleh, recently elevated to the position of Kingmaker, would always be remembered and honoured by the people for his immense wisdom and competence as a traditional ruler, as well as for his perseverance and foresight.
“On behalf of myself, family, the government and the people of Kano state, I commiserate with Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, Karaye Emirate Council and all the people of his domain which the departed kingmaker presided illustriously as traditional ruler in the District of Madobi for more than two decades.
“The late Makama, who personified dignity and finesses, is a devout Muslim. He left us great lessons as a very strong symbol of godliness, tolerance, justice, honesty and service to our dear state. Indeed, we are particularly pained that he left us at a time like this when his wealth of experience, valuable fatherly advice and guidance are needed the most,” the statement added.
He however said that it was gratifying that he has left behind towering legacies for posterity which should serve as comforting to us all.
Ganduje said the late Kwankwaso was not only loyal to his people in his immediate domain, but to Kano, Nigeria and humanity at large.
He prayed that the Almighty Allah would receive the late Makama’s great soul and grant him Aljannah Firdausi and his family, Karaye Emirate and the people of his domain the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
PlatinumPost reports that Musa Kwankwaso, died on Friday morning at the age of 93.