President Muhammadu Buhari says the late Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki was a man of peace.
Buhari made the remark in a condolence message Usain Tuesday by his senior special assistant on Media and Publicity Mallam Garba Shehu.
Buhari commiserated with the Jama’atul Nasril Islam (JNI) and the Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs over the demise of the remarkable traditional ruler that devoted his life, tenure of office to the promotion of peaceful coexistence and tolerance among diverse ethnic groups in Nigeria.
Buhari said Nigeria has lost one of its most powerful voices for peace and unity in diversity, who diligently kept faith with the virtues of the Sardauna whom he had served as a public servant.
The statement added, “Apart from modernising the traditional institution to bring it in tune with changing times, President Buhari believes that the late Ibrahim Dasuki, who died on Monday at the age of 93, will be long remembered for his role in the creation of the present local government system in the country.”