President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the Dasuki family, the government and people of Sokoto State on the death of the 18th Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki.
Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, made this known in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday.
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.
The president also paid tribute to his contributions to national peace and development, particularly his significant role in producing the report that gave birth to the current local government councils.
He prayed that almighty Allah would comfort the family of his Eminence, grant the deceased eternal rest and reward his good virtues with Paradise. Late Sultan Dasuki died on Monday at the age of 93.