Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan has commiserated with the family of Alhaji Ado Bayero and the people of Kano over the death of the Emir.
He died on Friday aged 83.
“President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has received with immense sadness and a deep feeling of great national loss, news of the passing away of the highly revered Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero earlier today On behalf of himself, his family, the Federal Government and the people of Nigeria, President Jonathan commiserates with the Emir's family and all the people of Kano over whom the departed Emir presided illustriously as traditional ruler for more than half a century,” said Reuben Abati, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity.
Abati added that the President joined the nation in mourning the monarch whose uncommon leadership qualities and evident faith in the peace, unity, progress, and prosperity of Nigeria combined to make him one of the most respected traditional rulers in the country during his long and very successful reign.
“President Jonathan believes that Alhaji Ado Bayero will always be remembered and honoured by the people of Kano and all Nigerians for his immense wisdom and competence as a traditional ruler, as well as for using his exalted throne to build bridges of unity, friendship and harmony across the nation.”
The President also prayed that the Almighty Allah will receive the late Emir's great soul and grant the good people of Kano a worthy successor who will carry on his good works and wise rule for the well-being and benefit of all Nigerians.
– CAJ News
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