BREAKING: Emir Sanusi is Dead, Buhari mourns

Dr. Muhammadu Nuhu Sanusi, the first-class traditional ruler (Emir) of Dutse, the capital city of Jigawa State is dead.

The late monarch was one of Northern Nigeria’s modernising leaders. Before his death, the Emir was the Chancellor of Sokoto State University.

He was considered as an exemplary leader in the global quest for a sustainable living environment, and a lead advocate for afforestation and the green ecosystem.

Expressing sadness on the passing of the Emir, President Buhari in a statement by his media aide, Garba Shehu, on Tuesday evening, 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 condolences and that of the nation to the Dutse Emirate, the government and people of Jigawa State over the sad loss.

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