Alhaji Yusuf Maitama Sule, Danmasanin Kano is dead.
News of his death was broken in a press release issued on Monday and signed by one N. A. Shariff.
The statement reads:
ANNOUNCING THE DEATH OF ALHAJI YUSUF MAITAMA SULE, DANMASANIN KANO
With a sorrowful heart, we announce the death of Alhaji Yusuf Maitama Sule, Danmasanin Kano this morning.
He died in a hospital in Cairo, Egypt following a brief illness.
We pray that Allah grants his soul eternal rest.
Yusuf Maitama Sule was a Nigerian politician, acclaimed orator and diplomat.
In 1976, he became the Federal Commissioner of public complaints, a position that made him the nation’s pioneer ombudsman.
In early 1979, he was a presidential candidate of the National Party of Nigeria but lost to Shehu Shagari.
He was appointed Nigeria’s representative to the United Nations after the coming of civilian rule in September 1979.
While there he was chairman of the United Nations Special Committee against Apartheid.
After, the re-election of President Shagari in 1983, Maitama Sule was made the Minister for National Guidance, a portfolio designed to assist the president in tackling corruption.
He died on 3rd July 2017
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