Dignitaries have continued to send in their condolence messages for the former Sultan of Sokoto, Ibrahim Dasuki who died on Monday night at a private hospital, Abuja, after a protracted illness.
Mr. Ibrahim Dasuki was the 18th Sultan of Sokoto; born on the 31st of December, 1923; deposed as Sultan in 1996 during the military regime of late Sani Abacha and is revered for all his accomplishments during his service.
In the condolence message issued on tuesday by the governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, He described the late sultan as a pioneer reformist who impacted his vast knowledge not only on his family but also his community and the nation at large.
“The history of local government reform in Nigeria will not be complete without the mention of the important role Sultan Dasuki and his colleagues played in giving the country the present structure we are enjoying at the third tier of government.” says the governor.
He spoke of the Sultan as a lover of education including educating the female folk.
A renowned Islamic scholar, Ahmad Gumi as a father who is humble in triumph, magnanimous in trials and the first Sultan without concubines who shakes the hands of his subjects and abhor to be bowed unto.
He must have been a wonderful man as a lot of people had so many good things to say about the late Sultan. We extend our condolences to his family.
The late Sultan was buried on Tuesday according to Islamic rights.
Written by Okolo Ezinne