The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has joined well-meaning Nigerians in mourning the former Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki, describing him as an elder statesman and ambassador of peace.
Ekweremadu, who described the death as shocking and saddening, noted that Alhaji Dasuki’s demise had created a huge void that would be hard to fill.
He said: “The late Sultan was a true statesman, progressive, patriot, pan-Nigerian, and peace ambassador. He understood the import of education to the development of the nation and worked hard and selflessly in promoting both moral values and western education across the Caliphate. He will be highly missed”.
Ekweremadu, who condoled with the Government and people of Sokoto State, called on the Muslim Umah and Nigerians to uphold the virtues the late Sultan represented in his lifetime.
He prayed God to grant the deceased a peaceful repose and his family, people of Sokoto, and the nation equanimity to bear the irreversible loss.