Dasuki: Nigeria’s Lost Another Statesman, Says Saraki

Dasuki: Nigeria’s Lost Another Statesman, Says Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday described the death on Monday evening of Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki,
former Sultan of Sokoto, as yet another great loss to the country. He said the deceased was a statesman whose impact was felt in many areas of national life during his active days, particularly in the area of reforming local government administration in the country and the organising Muslim pilgrimages to Saudi Arabia.
Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, said the late Dasuki also played key roles in the area of achieving religious harmony during his days as Secretary General of the Jaamatul Nasir Islam (JNI) Society.
The Senate President commiserated with Hon. Abdulsama Dasuki, a son of the the deceased who is currently a member of the 8th House of Representatives, other members of the immediate family of the late ex-Sultan, the government and people of Sokoto State, the Muslim Ummah and the entire nation over the demise of the late Dasuki.
He described the late ex-Sultan as a peace loving gentleman who worked for the welfare of his people even as he lauded his immense contribution to nation building.
For Saraki, “it is noteworthy that during his beneficial lifetime, late Dasuki left his mark as an astute administrator, diplomat, Islamic scholar, educationist and played a pivotal role in unifying the Muslim Ummah through the reorganisation of Jama’atu Nasril Islam and the Nigerian Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs(NSCIA). He will be sorely missed.”
While praying to Allah to grant the departed soul a place in Aljanah firdaus, he urged his immediate family and his admirers to be consoled by the worthy virtues of the late elder statesman.