By; SUNDAY ODE, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock and grief over the death of the Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris.
This was disclosed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu in a statement on Sunday.
In a condolence message to Governor Nasir El-Rufai, the government and people of Kaduna State following the announcement of the royal father’s demise, President Buhari was quoted to have said:
“With the passing of Alhaji Shehu Idris, Nigeria has lost one of its longest reigning traditional monarchs whose contributions to the promotion of unity and peaceful coexistence among Nigerians cannot be forgotten for years to come.”
According to the President, ”The Emir of Zazzau who ascended to the throne in 1975, had used his long reign to serve his people with dedication and identified with their aspirations at all times.”
He prayed to Allah to forgive the late Emir and grant his family and subjects the fortitude to bear the loss, the statement noted.