Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State expressed grief over the death of Alhaji Musa Sale-Kwankwaso, the father of former Governor Rabio Kwankwaso.
Ganduje said this in condolences to his press secretary general, Mr Abbe Anwar, in Cannes on Friday.
He described his death as a great loss not only for his family, but for the entire country.
The Nigeria News Agency (NAN) reports that Sale-Kwankwaso died in the early hours of Friday morning at the age of 93.
“When we received the information, apart from being shocked and nervous about it, we all felt that the great father had passed away. The feeling of this shockingly striking death will remain with us forever.
“Our great father was truly a guide and the embodiment of patience, courage, humility and a fully human being of kind character and exemplary leadership.
“With a deep sense of sadness and unimaginable feeling, on behalf of the government and people of Kano State, we are sending a message of condolences to the former Governor of the State, Senator Rabi’a Musa-Kwankwas,” he said.
Ganduje said that the state had lost a famous son of a high degree of exemplary character, whose leadership qualities brought him recognition, respect and a good ending to his Lord.
“What is left for us now is to pray for Allah’s forgiveness and blessing on the soul of our dear father and seek Allah’s guidance to give us all the courage to endure this great loss,” he said. (NAN)
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