The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (Ret’d.), has empathized with the family of Amb. Shehu Malami, Sarkin Sudan of Wurno, who passed away recently.
According to Buhari, the death of the Sokoto Prince and a businessman was a great shock and sad development.
The News Agency of Nigeria reported that the late former Envoy, Shehu Malami, who died on Monday, December 19 at a private hospital in Cairo, Egypt was buried on Thursday in his hometown, Sokoto.
Buhari said the late Sarkin Sudan, who was the former first Nigeria’s High Commissioner to South Africa and a renowned business leader, was respected globally for believing in the country’s economic prowess.
The president’s message which was delivered to the family of the deceased by the Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Muhammadu Maigari-Dingyadi, Katukan Sokoto, described the late former Sarkin Sudan of Wurno as an icon of business as well as industry and a graceful traditionalist whose passing away is a big loss to the entire nation.
The president, on behalf of the government, extended his condolences to the family and friends, Sultanate Council of Sokoto, government and the people of Sokoto State over the irreparable loss.