President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the demise of Dr Nuhu Sanusi, the first-class traditional ruler (Emir) of Dutse in Jigawa.
In a condolence message issued by his media aide, Malam Garba Shehu, on Tuesday in Abuja, the president said the deceased was recognised as one of Northern Nigeria’s modernising leaders.
Before his death, the Emir was the Chancellor of Sokoto State University.
The president noted that the late Emir was considered an exemplary leader in the global quest for a sustainable living environment, and a lead advocate for afforestation and the green ecosystem.
“The late Emir’s official biography equally puts him up as an advocate of the mitigation of climate change, prompting him to build the Dutse Royal Golf Course, which is reputed to be one of the largest in Nigeria with lush vegetation, exotic flora and rare fauna,” the president said.
While expressing sadness on the passing of the Emir, Buhari said, “He was instrumental to the progress Dutse had achieved in the last three decades under his watch. He was a grassroots person who was loved by all.”
The president conveyed his sympathy and that of the nation to the Dutse Emirate, the government and people of Jigawa State over the sad loss. (NAN)