Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has paid a condolence visit to the nephew of President Muhammadu Buhari, Alhaji Mamman Daura, in Daura, over the death of his younger sister, Halima Dauda, who died at the age of 69, leaving behind 10 children.
The delegation led by Governor Ganduje included the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji Usman Alhaji, senators representing Kano South and Kano North Senatorial Districts, Kabiru Ibrahim Gaya and Barau Jibrin, special advisers to the governor and other top government functionaries.
According to the governor, whatever affects Daura also affects Kano state.
“We wanted to be here yesterday, but we couldn’t make it because we conducted local government elections,” he said.
He said it was “Allah who gives life and He who alone takes away life.”
After visiting the Daura’s residence he proceeded to the family house of the second deceased Hajiya A’isha Mamman.
When he condoled with the family of the second deceased, he went ahead on house-to-house and commiserated with some relatives of the deceased persons.
In his remarks, Daura commended the Kano state governor with his delegation for showing their deepest concern over the condolence visit.
“We feel honoured by your show of concern. She is our last born and she suffered for about 22 years with her ill-health,” he said.
Blueprint reports that shortly after the house-to-house visit the governor proceeded to the Palace of the Emir of Daura, Alhaji Umar Farouk, to commiserate with the emir.