Arewa Forum Condoles Kano Govt, Emirate Council over Maitama Sule’s Demise
…urges leaders to emulate his sterling qualities:
By John Femi Adi:
The President Arewa Youth Development ,AYDA ,Alhaji Imran Wada Nas has condoled the government and people of Kano State , the emirate council and entire family members of the late Dan Masanin Kano ,Alhaji Maitama Sule.
According to Nas ,the death of the former Permanent Secretary to the United Nations ,late Maitama Sule came as shock to all Nigerians ,who expected his usual invaluable contribution to the current restructuring debate threatening the unity of Nigeria.
Imran Nas in a statement , said the Arewa Youth Development Association strongly believes that late Maitama Sule ,as a true narionalist that never encouraged sectional ,ethic and religious sentiments would have helped to resolve ” The Problem ” surrounding restructuring debate facing Nigeria now .
While describing the front line nationalist,politician and ,diplomat as an icon ,who opened his doors to all regardless of backgrounds, the Jagoran Talakawas, as he is popularly called said,” It is unfortunate that Maitama Sule died ,when the clamour for restructuring Nigeria is degenerating into a divisive problem .”
“It is with profound sense of loss and gratitude to God that we condole the government of Kano State government, Emirate Council ,President Muhammadu Buhari and all Nigerians .
“As a man of integrity ,unquestionable character ,wide knowledge and orator, his memories of someone that said the truth regardless whose ox was gored .
“On behalf of Talakawas in Katsina and Nigeria ,I wish to once again condole with the family of late Dan Masanin Kano ,the Kano State government and all Nigerians for the great loss of a man ,who was dedicated to serve Nigeria .
“He was also a man of honour , who the youth across Nigeria looked up for guide and exemplary sterling qualities of a true democrat and leaders .”
Nas , however, urged all elders and leaders to emulate him.