President Goodluck Jonathan has commiserated with the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Mohammed Sanusi II and the people of Kano on the death of the Galadiman Kano, Alhaji Tijani Hashim.
Alhaji Hashim, who was considered one of the most powerful members of the Kano Emirate Council, died early hours of Monday in Abuja at the age of 79. He was also the oldest prince in the emirate.
In a statement yesterday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati, the president joined people of the state in mourning Alhaji Tijani, who he said served his people admirably over many years as a regional minister in the first republic and very senior member of the Kano Emirate Council.
The statement reads in part: “The president believes the eminent Kano prince and highly revered community leader will always be remembered and honoured for his laudable contributions to peace, stability and progress in his community and country.
“President Jonathan prays that God Almighty will receive the late Galadima’s soul and grant him eternal rest”.
The president also prayed God Almighty to bless the good people of Kano with a worthy successor to the late prince.