jonathan_goodluckPresident Goodluck Jonathan has received with immense sadness and a deep feeling of great national loss, news of the passing away of the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero earlier today.

“The government and the people of Nigeria and President Jonathan commiserate with the Emir’s family and the people of Kano”, in a statement signed by the Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati.

The President joins them in mourning the monarch who will always be remembered by the people of Kano and all Nigerians for his immense wisdom and competence, as well as for using his exalted throne to build bridges of unity, friendship and harmony across the nation.

President Jonathan prayed that the almighty Allah will receive the late Emir’s soul and grant the good people of Kano a worthy successor who will carry on his good works and wise rule for the well-being and benefit of all Nigerians.

The Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun also expressed deep regret at the death of the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero (CFR), who died at the age of 83.

The governor expressed his condolences to the government and people of Kano State, the State Emirate Council and Nigeria in general on the exit of the foremost traditional ruler.

In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mrs. Olufunmilayo Wakama, Amosun described Bayero as one of the revered traditional rulers in Nigeria, who preached peace and believed in the unity of the country.

“The death of Alhaji Ado Bayero is regrettable because, even at his age, he was in the vanguard of efforts to curb the activities of insurgents in the North.

“As a royal father, he was committed to the development of his people and Nigeria as he deployed his influence to foster peace and attract development to the emirate and by extension, the State as a whole. We can only hope that his colleagues will follow the good work he started.