Danmasanin Kano and former Nigerian permanent representative to the United Nations, Alhaji Maitama Sule, is dead. He was 89 years old.
He died earlier on Monday in Cairo, Egypt. Sule would have been president in 1979 as he had contested the presidential primaries of the defunct NPN with Alhaji Shehu Shagari and had to step down.
Danmasanin is known for his oratory.
According to a statement released by the family, the body of the deceased is expected to arrive Nigeria tomorrow Tuesday, July 4.
A funeral will be conducted at the Kano Central Jumaat mosque at the Emir’s palace at 3pm Nigerian time.
Kano State Government has already declared tomorrow as a day of mourning.