President Muhammadu Buhari has mourned the death of Sarkin Malaman Sokoto, Sheik. Buhari Siriddawa.
POLITICS NIGERIA had reported one of his sons, Muhammad Buhari Siriddawa, announced that the monarch died on Friday morning.
In a condolence message by his media aide, Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Saturday, President Buhari described the monarch’s death as ”not only a loss to the people of Sokoto state but also the entire country”
The President also acknowledged Siriddawa’s indefatigable commitment to peace during his eventful life on earth.
President Buhari said: “I received the news of Siriddawa’s demise with great shock, and I will say without any fear of contradiction that he was one of the greatest religious leaders of our recent history or time.”
President Buhari noted that “the late Siriddawa had committed himself to the promotion of peace, unity, tolerance, and peaceful coexistence in the country.”
While describing the deceased as a remarkable leader, the President said the late Sarkin Malaman Sokoto had built an enviable legacy worthy of emulation.
He extended his condolences to the Sokoto Emirate Council in particular, as well as the government and people of Sokoto state over the death of the Islamic scholar.
“May the Almighty Allah forgive his soul and reward his noble deeds with paradise, and grant his family the fortitude to bear this great loss,” he said.