- Kano Declares Tuesday Work-Free Day
Former Nigeria Permanent Representative to United Nation, UN, Alhaji Maitama Sule is dead.
An associate to the elder statesman and politician, Sani Darma, who disclosed this on Monday said Sule died in Cairo, Egypt last night.
Darma said the the former Minister of Petroleum took ill last weekend and was flown out to Egypt on Saturday where he gave up the ghost.
Following his death, the Kano state Government has declared Tuesday as work free day to mourn the passage of the astute politician, Alhaji Maitama Sule.
A press statement signed by the government’s spokesman, and Commissioner for Information, Alhaji Mohammed Garba “Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has declared tomorrow Tuesday a work – free day in the state to mourn the death of the elder statesman. ”
The statement said further confirmed that “he death has occurred today of Alhaji (Dr.) Yusuf Maitama Sule, Dan Masanin Kano.”
The commissioner revealed that “Dr. Yusuf Maitama Sule died at a hospital in Cairo, Egypt where he was receiving treatment for an illness. ”
He revealed that “funeral prayer for the deceased will be conducted today at the Emir’s Palace, Kofar Kudu, by 4:00pm. “