…as body arrives Nigeria on Tuesday for burial
The Kano State Government has declared Tuesday as public holiday in honour of late elder statesman, Alhaji Maitama Sule.
This was revealed in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information, Mallam Mohammed Garba.
According to the statement, the deceased lying in state will take place at the palace of Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, to enable prominent Nigerians to mourn and pay their last respect to the elder statesman before his internment.
The statement reads: ” The death has occurred today (Monday) of Alhaji (Dr.) Yusuf Maitama Sule, Dan Masanin Kano.
“Dr. Yusuf Maitama Sule died at a hospital in Cairo, Egypt, where he was receiving treatment for an illness.
“Funeral prayer for the deceased will be conducted tomorrow (Tuesday) at the Emir’s Palace, Kofar Kudu, by 4:00 p.m.
“Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has declared Tuesday a work – free day in the state to mourn the death of the elder statesman.”