Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday led the team of former Ministers and former governor of Jigawa State to condole with the people of Kano State over the demise of Maitama Sule.
On arrival at the Aminu Kano International Airport, Former President Jonathan first visited the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi before visiting Governor Abdullahi Ganduje at the Government House and the family house of late Maitama Sule.
The former President who received a rousing welcome to Kano, described the late statesman as a patriot whose interest was the growth of Nigeria and the African continent.
“He was one of those leaders who shunned ethnicity, promoted national interest above all others and believed in corporate existence of the country.
“He was also a man of integrity, a nationalist who played key role in the independence of the country and after independence, his exploits in Nigeria and beyond contributed to making Nigeria a great country,” he said.
Jonathan commended Ganduje for renaming the state-owned Northwest University after the late Danmasani.
”On behalf of my family and my entire entourage, I offer my condolences to you and the good people of the state,” he added.
Ganduje described the deceased as simple, friendly and someone who carried everybody along, irrespective of differences.
He described the late Maitama Sule as a role model who all Nigerians should be proud of.
Jonathan also paid similar visit to the Emir’s Palace and the house of the deceased elder statesman in Kano city.
He was accompanied by former Minister of Education, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, former FCT Minister, Bala Mohammed and former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Aminu Wali, among others.