The National Leader, All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has described the late Magajin Garin of Sokoto (Head of Sokoto Caliphate Kingmakers), Alhaji Hassan Danbaba, as a man who devoted most of his life to the development of the Caliphate and contributed immensely to the propagation of Islam in Nigeria.
Accompanied by some white cap chiefs from Lagos, Asiwaju Tinubu on Monday visited the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, and the family of the late Magajin Garin to condole them over the loss.
The APC leader was received in Sokoto by the former governor of the state, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, who led Tinubu’s delegation to the family house of the late Hassan where they offered prayers for the bereaved family and a repose of his soul.
The late Magajin Garin was the grandson of late Premier of Northern Region, Sir Ahmadu Bello.
His mum, Hajiya A’ishatu, the last daughter of the late premier, died last year.
Speaking at the residence of the deceased, Asiwaju Tinubu expressed deep sadness at his passing.
“But we can’t question Allah. He gives and takes. We pray that Almighty Allah recognise the many good deeds of Magajin Garin for Sokoto Caliphate, Nigeria and humanity and grant him Aljanna Firdaus,” he said.
At Sultan Abubakar’s Palace, Asiwaju presented the royal father with a condolence letter wherein he spoke about his personal relationship with the late Magajin Garin, acknowledged his kind contributions to the caliphate and the country and prayed to Allah to grant him eternal rest.
He said in the letter: “Losing Magajin Garin at such a tender age can be painful indeed. It is even more hurtful that this passing came barely a year after we lost his mother, Hajiya A’ishatu, the eldest daughter of the late Premier of Northern Nigeria, Sir Ahmadu Bello. I understand your pain and I share in it.
“Magajin Garin was a fine gentleman and a devout Muslim who related well with all those who encountered him.
He contributed immensely to the development of not only the Sokoto caliphate but also in the entire country. He also played a leading role in the propagation of Islam in Nigeria and beyond.
“Your Highness, I would also like, through you, to extend by commiseration to Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, the immediate family of the deceased and indeed to the entire Saudana Family.
“My prayers is that Allah Subuhanan Watahala comfort his family and all those he left behind. May He also grant his soul Aljanna Firdaus, Amin.”