President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday extended heartfelt condolences to the Dasuki family, the government and people of Sokoto State on the death of the 18th Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki.
Describing the former royal father as a voice of peace, Buhari in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on media and publicity, Garba Shehu in Abuja, also commiserated with the Jama’atul Nasril Islam (JNI) and the Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs over the demise of “the remarkable traditional ruler that devoted his life, tenure of office to the promotion of peaceful coexistence and tolerance among diverse ethnic groups in Nigeria.
It said the President joined them in mourning the passing of “one of Nigeria’s most powerful voices for peace and unity in diversity, who diligently kept faith with the virtues of the Sardauna whom he had served as a public servant.”
The statement added that apart from modernizing the traditional institution to bring it in tune with changing times, Buhari believes that the late Ibrahim Dasuki, who died on Monday at the age of 93, will be long remembered for his role in the creation of the present local government system in the country.
The President paid tribute to his contribution to national peace and development, particularly his significant role in producing the report that gave birth to the current local government councils.
The President prayed that Almighty Allah will comfort the family, grant the deceased eternal rest and reward his good virtues with paradise.