President Muhammadu Buhari has extended heartfelt condolences to the Dasuki family, the government and people of Sokoto State on the death of the 18th Sultan of Sokoto, Ibrahim Dasuki.
A statement by Presidential Spokesman, Garba Shehu said that President Buhari also commiserated with the Jama’atul Nasril Islam (JNI) and the Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs over the demise of the remarkable traditional ruler.
The statement said the Sultan devoted his life, tenure of office to the promotion of peaceful coexistence and tolerance among diverse ethnic groups in Nigeria.
It stated that, “The President joins them in mourning the passing of one of Nigeria’s most powerful voices for peace and unity in diversity, who diligently kept faith with the virtues of the Sardauna whom he had served as a public servant.”
“Apart from modernising the traditional institution to bring it in tune with changing times, President Buhari believes that the late Ibrahim Dasuki, who died on Monday at the age of 93, will be long remembered for his role in the creation of the present local government system in Nigeria.”
The President recognised “his contribution to national peace and development, particularly his significant role in producing the report that gave birth to the current local government councils.”
President Buhari prayed that Almighty God will comfort the family of his Eminence, grant the deceased eternal rest and reward his good virtues.