Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday commiserated with the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, and the people of Kano over the death of the Galadiman Kano, Alhaji Tijani Hashim.
Hashim, who was one of the most powerful members of the Kano emirate council, died in the early hours of Monday in Abuja at the age of 79.
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This is contained in a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, in Abuja.
It stated that Jonathan said the deceased served his people admirably over many years as a regional minister in the first republic and as member of the emirate council.
"Jonathan believes the eminent Kano prince and highly revered community leader will always be remembered and honoured for his laudable contributions to peace, stability and progress in his community and country.
"The president prays that God Almighty will receive the late Galadima’s soul and grant him eternal rest.
"He also pray that the Almighty will bless the good people of Kano with a worthy successor to the late prince,’’ the statement stated.