The governor of Kano State, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has declared tomorrow Tuesday a work – free day in the entire state to mourn the death of the elder statesman, Maitama Sule.
A press statement signed by Alhaji Mohammed Garba, Government spokesman, and Commissioner of Information, read thus: “Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has declared tomorrow Tuesday a work – free day in the state to mourn the death of the elder statesman”.
The statement further confirmed that the death of Alhaji (Dr.) Yusuf Maitama Sule, Dan Masanin Kano. The commissioner disclosed that “Dr. Yusuf Maitama Sule died at a hospital in Cairo, Egypt where he was receiving treatment for an illness, and that the funeral prayer for the deceased will be conducted today at the Emir’s Palace, Kofar Kudu, by 4:00pm”.
Furthermore, he said the announcement of the work-free day was to enable residents attend the funeral prayer for the late elder statesman which is scheduled to hold on Tuesday, July 4. He further stated that the funeral prayer of the late elder statesman would be conducted at the Emir’s Palace around 4pm local time.
Maitama Sule passed on at a hospital in Egypt, Cairo where he was receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness.