The Kebbi State Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, was in Sultan' s Palace, Sokoto, to condole with the Sultan of Sokoto, over the death of his elder brother, Chiroman Sokoto, Alhaji Buhari Abubakar, who died last Thursday, after a protracted illness.
While at the Sultan's Palace , the Governor described the death of Chiroma as a big loss to both Sokoto and Kebbi States, praying to the Almighty Allah to grant the deceased Aljannat Firdaus and the family the formidable fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
" We heard the unfortunate death of Chiroman Sokoto yesterday, that is why we are here today, on a condolence visit and to pray for the deceased .
'' The loss is for all of us, a big loss for Sokoto and Kebbi States," he averred.
The Governor, while expressing sadness over the death of Chiroma, also prayed to Allah to give the Sultan the fortitude to bear the loss.
In his response, the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alhaji Sa'ad Abubakar lll expressed gratitude to the Governor for the condolence visit.
The Sultan, while acknowledging the long existing relationship between the two states, prayed Allah to shower his Ramadan bounties and reward the governor for the visit.
The late Chiroma was aged 64, is survived by two wives and many children.
He died last Thursday night, while funeral prayer took place on Friday.
Similarly, Governor Bagudu was also at Kanwuri area to condole the family of late Hajiya Aisha Ahmadu Bello, the daughter of late Premier of Northern Nigeria , Sir Ahmadu Bello Sardaunan Sokoto.
Late Hajiya Aisha died last Friday following a protracted illness.
The deceased was the wife of late Marafa Danbaba, as well as the mother of Alhaji Hassan Ahmad Dan Baba, the Magajin Garin Sokoto.
The Kebbi Governor and his entourage prayed Allah to grant the deceased mercy and the family, the fortitude to bear the loss.
Bagudu was accompanied on the condolence visits by the Chief of Staff, Government House, Birnin Kebbi, Alhaji Suleiman Muhammad Argungu (Jarman Kabi), Alhaji Muhammad Bello Dantani (Magajin Rafin Kabi) Chairman Direct Labour Agency, Alhaji Sahabi Lolo, APC Caretaker Zonal Vice Chairman, Kebbi North, Alhaji Yusuf Haruna Rashid , Special Adviser on Power and Alhaji Haruna Abubakar Maitandu, the Overseer of Kebbi State Pilgrims Welfare Agency.