Malam Nasir Ahmed El-rufai, the Governor of Kaduna State, has said that the country will miss the wise counsel of Ambassador Yusuf Maitama Sule.
The Governor prayed Allah to grant peaceful repose to the soul of this titan who reached out to young and old alike, who earned and retained the respect of many and was blessed to live to a ripe old age.
In a condolence message, Malam El-Rufai described the late Ambassador as a statesman and noted orator who was among the generation that laid the foundations of modern Nigeria. As a young minister in the First Republic, and in other roles in public life, Ambassador Maitama Sule served the people of this country with panache and refreshing optimism.
The governor said that it is a privilege to have known this elder-statesman, and to have benefitted from his prayers and counsel. He observed that the generation that secured independence and partook in the daunting task of governing a young country is disappearing, saying that “we thank Allah for their lives and service. We pray for Allah’s mercy on the departed and guidance for those of us that remain as we seek to do our duty to our people and our country”.