The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has joined other Nigerians to condole the government and people of Kano State on the death of elder statesman and Danmasanin Kano, Alhaji Maitama Sule.
NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, yesterday, in a condolence message to the Executive Governor of Kano State, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, said Sule was a worker, politician, diplomat and a national icon who opened his doors to all Nigerians, irrespective of their creed.
“It is with a profound sense of loss and, yet, gratitude to God whose will in our lives we cannot question, that I, on behalf of the Nigeria Labour Congress, write to condole the government and people of Kano State,” he said.
Wabba further described the late elder statesman as a man of personable character, intense knowledge, good humour and inimitable oratorial skill.
He said the late Sule was a nationalist and one of the last symbols of the golden era of Nigeria.
He said: “We commend your Excellency for having the presence of mind to declare a day of mourning in honour of this elder statesman. We, however, would urge your Excellency to go a step further and immortalise him at the appropriate time.
Please do convey our heartfelt condolences to the family of Alhaji Maitama Sule.”