Metro What Maitama Sule Told President Buhari Before His Death

Alhaji Yusuf Maitama Sule Dan masanin Kano died

The Kano State Government has declared Tuesday as public holiday in honour of late elder statesman, Alhaji Maitama Sule.

According to Punch, one of his sons, Mukhtar Maitama confirmed that the former minister died in a Cairo hospital 24 hours after arrival.

He was also appointed Nigeria's envoy to the United Nations and became the Chairman of the United Nations Special Committee against Apartheid.

Abdullahi commiserated with the late Sule's immediate family, Emir of Kano, the people and Government of Kano State, the Federal Government and the worldwide community over the loss.

The Acting President observed that Alhaji Sule, a great Nigerian leader and committed nationalist, positioned himself as an agent of unity.


He prayed the Almighty God to give the deceased eternal rest and his family, the strength to bear the loss. "Indeed, we are greatly pained by demise of this national icon, a man of high political pedigree, and a global orator in national and worldwide socioeconomic issues".

He chose to contest for the presidency in 1979 under the National party of Nigeria but lost to Shehu Shagari.

While commending his patriotic fervour, and passionate zeal for public service, the Acting President recalls Maitama Sule's unparalleled dedication to duty as a formidable diplomat, politician, Minister and acclaimed orator.

His remains will be flown back to Nigeria on Tuesday, family sources told PREMIUM TIMES earlier.

According to reports, the deceased was first admitted at the Nasarawa Hospital in Kano, where doctors diagnosed him of pneumonia and chest infection.

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