Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Yakubu Dogara, on Wednesday visited the family of the late Sultan Ibrahim Dasuki in Kaduna to condole with them over the late monarch’s death.
According to a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja yesterday by the Speaker’s Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Turaki Hassan, the Speaker who was accompanied by House Chief Whip, Honourable Alhassan Ado Doguwa; Deputy Leader, Umar Buba Jibril and scores of members, extolled the virtues of the late monarch whom he described as a patriot and an elderstatesman.
“In life, when someone of the late Sultan’s status departs, we thank God for longevity and life well spent even though we always feel the pain of physical separation.
“And we know that this is a very difficult moment for the immediate family having lost their patriarch.
“When the greatest among us depart, no word of condolence or exultation expressing what they were that is enough to celebrate them.
“The only way we can celebrate them is to remember those qualities they exhibited and what they stood for.
While responding on behalf of the family, Magajin Garin Zazzau, Alhaji Ahmad Nuhu Bamalli, expressed their gratitude to the Speaker for the visit.
According to him, “I want to say a big thank you to the Speaker and appreciate him for coming to condole with us. It is a very difficult time for us in the family.”
Dasuki, who was Sultan of Sokoto between 1988 and 1996, died on Monday night in an Abuja hospital at the age of 93.