Thousands of people including hundreds of dignitaries witnessed the burial of late Alhaji Yusuf Maitama Sule in Kano State
The funeral prayer for the former Nigeria Permanent Representative to United Nations and Minister of Petroleum was conducted at the Emir’s palace, led by Chief Imam of Kano, Profesor Sani Zahradeen.
Senate President Bukola Saraki, Governors, Ministers and Chief of Staff to President Buhari, Abba Kyari were also in attendance.
The body was buried at Abbature graveyard in Kano.
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The death has occurred today of Alhaji (Dr.) Yusuf Maitama Sule, Dan Masanin Kano.
Dr. Yusuf Maitama Sule died at a hospital in Cairo, Egypt where he was receiving treatment for an illness.
Funeral prayer for the deceased will be conducted tomorrow Tuesday at the Emir’s Palace, Kofar Kudu, by 4:00pm.
Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has declared tomorrow Tuesday a work – free day in the state to mourn the death of the elder statesman.
May Allah grant his soul eternal peace and mercy. Amin
MALAM MUHAMMAD GARBA
Commissioner of Information