Maitama Sule dies in Cairo

Maitama Sule, First Republic minister, former Nigerian ambassador to the United Nations and leader of Northern Elders Forum has died.

One of his sons, Aliyu who confirmed this on Monday said the elder statesman died in Cairo, capital of Egypt.

The family has disclosed that Sule would be buried in Kano on Tuesday.

“This is to announce that the corpse of the late Maitama Sule, Danmasanin Kano is expected to arrive Nigeria tomorrow Tuesday, July 4,” the family said in a statement.

“The aircraft conveying it is expected to land at the Aminu Kano International Airport at 2pm.

“Funeral to be conducted at the Kano Central Jumaat mosque, Emir’s palace at 4:30pm.”

Sule is survived by a wife and nine children.