Thousands gather to bid Maitama Sule farewell
Malam Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday led the Federal Government delegation to the burial of Maitama Sule which was attended by thousands of mourners. The late elder statesman died in the early hours of Monday in Cairo, Egypt after a brief illness.
The Chief Imam of Kano, Prof. Sani Zaharaddeen, conducted the prayer at 6:08pm, with Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje and his Deputy, Prof. Hafiz Abubakar and the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II in attendance.
Alhaji Maitama Sule:
The Burial was attended by scores of dignitaries which include the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, the Minister of Interior, retired Lt,- Gen. Abdulrahman Danbazau and the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi,. Governors of Jigawa, Bauchi, Sokoto and Borno states
The Minister of Water Resources, Sulaiman Adamu, the Minister of Defence, retired Brig.- Gen. Mansur Dan’ali and Accountant-General of the Federation, Alhaji Ahmed Idris.
Also in attendance were the members of the Northern Elders Forum, such as Prof. Ango Abdullahi, Galadiman Katsina and District Head of Malumfashi, Justice Mamman Nasir.
Business moguls, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Alhaji Dahiru Mangal and Alhaji Ismaila Funtua, politicians, the business community and prominent Islamic scholars, among others were not left out as they all gathered to pay their respects.
The late Maitama-Sule (87) was later buried at Kara Cemetery at Kofar Mazugal in Kano metropolis.