In a statement issued in Sokoto Monday by his spokesman, Malam Imam Imam, Tambuwal described the late orator and former diplomat as a complete gentleman and good citizen who dedicated his life to the unity, progress and development of Nigeria.
“The people and government of Sokoto State received with shock, the news of the passage of Dan Masanin Kano, Alhaji Maitama Sule.
“Our country has lost a rare breed. A leading light from the old generation has been extinguished. He was a complete gentleman whose honesty, commitment and dedication to the unity of Nigeria will forever be cherished.
“Dan Masani’s name will continue to be identified with everything positive about Nigeria and its people. Whenever the future generation reads about Dan Masani, they will encounter a man who was cherished and respected by the high and mighty from all parts of the country,” the statement added.
While praying to almighty Allah to give his family the strength to bear the loss, Tambuwal extended his condolences to Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano, the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II and the entire people of Kano State over the loss.