Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday expressed “profound sorrow” about the news of the death of elder statesman, Maitama Sule.
Sule, a two-time minister and traditional title holder in Kano, died in Cairo, Egypt on Monday morning. He was 88.
His remains will be flown back to Nigeria on Tuesday
While describing him as a national asset, Osinbajo said Nigerians home and away will miss the immense contribution of Sule for the forseeable future.
Osinbajo said in a statement signed by his spokesman, Laolu Akande “On behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari, the Government and the entire people of Nigeria, the Acting President conveys heartfelt condolences on this loss of a great national asset,” Mr..
The acting president urged Sule’s “family, friends and associates, to be consoled by the fact that his selfless commitment to the stability of Nigeria will not be forgotten and would always be honoured.