By Tony Nwanne
President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the family of Dasuki and the people of Sokoto State on the death of the 18th Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki.
The Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity of the president, Malam Garba Shehu, in a statement on Tuesday stated that 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 president noted that the deceased devoted his life and tenure of office to the promotion of peaceful coexistence and tolerance among diverse ethnic groups in Nigeria.
Buhari, therefore, joined them in mourning the passing of one of “Nigeria’s most powerful voices for peace and unity in diversity”. He said the traditional ruler diligently kept faith with the virtues of the Sardauna whom he had served as a public servant.
According to the president, the late Dasuki will be long remembered for his role in the creation of the present local government system in the country. “He will also be remembered for his role in modernising the traditional institution to bring it in tune with changing times,” he said.
Late Sultan Dasuki died on Monday at the age of 93.