By Abdallah el-Kurebe
Senator Aliyu Wamakko has described the late Maitama Sule as an iconic nationalist who lived his life with utmost love for Nigeria.
This was contained in a condolence message signed by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Bashir Mani.
“The late Dan Masanin Kano was a foremost elder statesman, front-line nationalist, astute educationalist, outstanding Diplomat and an upright politician.
“As a presidential aspirant of the defunct National Party of Nigeria ( NPN), the late Maitama Sule exhibited a high sense of decorum and humility when he lost to the second republic President, Shehu Shagari in the party’s primaries. As the Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the United Nations, the deceased worked relentlessly to shore up the image of the country, as well as bolster world’s peace and unity.
“As an educationalist, he had mentored myriad of leaders for Nigeria in various aspects of human endeavours,” the letter enumerated.
The Senator recalled the immense contributions of the late national orator when he worked with the founding fathers of Nigeria in the likes of the late Sardauna of Sokoto, Sir Ahmadu Bello; Dr Nnamdi Azikwe, Chief Obafemi Awolowo and the Premier of Northern Nigeria, Sir Abubakar Tafawa-Balewa.
Wamakko extended his heartfelt condolences to the family of the late patriot, people and government of Kano State as well as the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II.