Former Head of State Gen. Abdulsalam Abubakar, on Sunday, described the death of late Maitama Sule as touching.
Abubakar, who said this in Kano when he paid condolence visit to Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje, stressed that the elder statesman’s death was a great loss to Kano and Nigeria as a whole.
He said that the former diplomat was a complete gentleman and good citizen who dedicated his life to the unity, progress and development of Nigeria.
The former head of state said that death had left a big vacuum that would be hard to fill, considering the sincerity of the deceased who he noted served humanity well.
Abubakar, who also condoled with members of the bereaved family and the state government, prayed God to grant the deceased eternal rest.
Responding, Ganduje said the deceased as simple, friendly and someone who carried everybody along, irrespective of differences.
He described the late Sule as a role model who all Nigerians should be proud of.