The Governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has expressed sadness over the death of Alhaji Musa Saleh-Kwankwaso, the father of former governor Rabiu Kwankwaso.
Ganduje, in a condolence message by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Abba Anwar, Friday in Kano, described Saleh-Kwankwaso’s death as a great lost, not only to his family, but to the entire state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Saleh-Kwankwaso died in the early hours of Friday at the age of 93. “When we received the information, apart from being shocked and jittery about it, we all felt that a great father has passed away. The feeling of this shockingly striking death will remain with us forever. “Our great father was indeed a guide and an embodiment of patience, courage, humility, and a complete human being of endearing character and exemplary leadership.
“It is with deep sense of grief and un-imagined feeling and on behalf of the government and people of Kano state, that we are sending our condolence message to the former governor of the state, Senator Rabi’u Musa-Kwankwaso,” he said.
Ganduje said that the state has lost an illustrious son of high degree of exemplary character, whose leadership qualities earned him recognition, respect, and a good end to his Lord.
“What remains for us now, is to pray for Allah’s forgiveness and blessings on the soul of our dear father and seek Allah’s guidance to give us all the courage to bear this great loss,” he said. (NAN)