ABUJA, Nigeria – President Muhammadu Buhari has sent his Chief of Staff, Professor Ibrahim Gambari and a team of government officials to Zaria, Kaduna for the burial of the late Emir, Alhaji Shehu Idris.
Gambari, Ministers of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, Environment, Dr. Mahmud Mohammed and that of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika and the President’s Spokesman, Garba Shehu were members of the delegation that departed on Sunday.
The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai was on ground at the School of Aviation in Zaria to receive the delegation.
A statement signed by Garba Shehu, the President’s Spokesman, and made available to DAILY POST quoted the Chief of Staff, who conveyed the President’s condolence message as saying that the late Emir had, “paid his dues to the nation.”
According to him, Emir Idris’ enviable roles in nation-building and the unification of Nigerians will never be forgotten.
In his response, Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i said the people of Kaduna State have lost a caring father. He thanked President Buhari for sending a powerful delegation to the burial ceremonies.