Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has described the death of former Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) Alhaji Maitama Sule as a loss to Nigeria and the black race.
His Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, said in a statement in Ado-Ekiti yesterday that Fayose expressed his condolences to the government and people of Kano State – Maitama’s state of origin.
The governor, who described the envoy as a great nationalist, said he will be sorely missed by all.
Fayose said: “We will miss our leader, Maitama Sule, a great nationalist, who died as All Progressives Congress (APC) leader and ardent supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari and his government.
“I urge the government and entire people of Kano State as well as Alhaji Maitama Sule’s families, friends and associates to be consoled by the fact he lived a fulfilled life and that death is the inevitable end of all mortals and it must come when it would come.”