Politics Jonathan mourns Bayero, describes his death as national loss - The Independent


President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed shock, sadness and a deep feeling of great national loss over the death of Alhaji Ado Bayero, the Emir of #Kano.

This is contained in a statement issued by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, in Abuja on Friday.

It said Jonathan on behalf of himself, his family and the Federal Government commiserated with the emir’s family and the people of Kano over the death of the 13th emir.

The president said the departed emir presided illustriously as traditional ruler for more than half a century.

The president joins them in mourning the monarch whose uncommon leadership qualities and evident faith in the peace, unity, progress, and prosperity of Nigeria combined to make him one of the most respected traditional rulers in the country during his long and very successful reign.

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Source: #DailyIndependent Newspaper