Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has expressed sadness over the death of Makaman Karaye and District Head of Madobi, Alhaji Musa Saleh Kwankwaso, who died today, Friday morning at the age of 93.

In a statement signed by the commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, the governor, 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.

The governor said he received the news of passing away of Makaman Karaye with deep feeling of great loss.

He said- “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.

Ganduje however said that it was gratifying that he has left behind towering legacies for posterity which should serve as comforting to us all, adding that Alhaji Musa Saleh Kwankwaso was not only loyal to his people in his immediate domain, but to Kano, Nigeria and humanity at large.

The governor also 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.

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