Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, of Kano state, described the death of prominent and illustrious Kano citizens, elder statesman Malam Musa Gwadabe, former Minister of Labour and Productivity and a frontline politician in the country and Malam Jamilu Salim, Registrar of Bayero University, Kano, as “Extremely disturbing experiences.”
“The death of Malam Musa Gwadabe, an elder statesman, a pioneer member of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and a frontline politician in the country, leaves a great vacuum in Nigeria’s political development,” he noted.
Gwadabe, according to the Governor, was one of the principled politicians the nation is proud of, adding that, “His love for his people created corridor for him to be so endeared to his people, both in the state and in the country at large.”
“One of the leading political leaders who stood for the downtrodden ones. The loss is not for his family or the state alone, it is a for the entire political class and democracy at large,” the governor said.
While appreciating the spread of Gwadabe’s disciples across the nation, governor Ganduje believes that, in recent nation’s political history, politicians like the deceased are very rare.
“I am therefore, on behalf of the government and people of Kano State, extending our condolences to his family members, his political contemporaries, the entire Nigeria as well good governance and democracy,” he explained.
He prayed to the Almighty Allah to Bless the gentle soul of the deceased and reward his good deeds with Jannatul Fiddaus, adding that, “What remains now is for his family and for us all, to keep on praying for him.”
Governor Ganduje after extending the condolence of the government and people of Kano State, to the Vice Chancellor of Bayero University, Kano and the management and the University, over the death of the Registrar Salim, he further described the deceased as “…a very dedicated, productive and righteous personality.”
“Malam Jamilu Salim, was a highly disciplined member of the University. Whose hardwork and dedication to duty took him to become the Registrar of this great institution,” he noted.
“After the fall of some notable academics of the University in the last few years, another vacuum in the administration of the institution is created with the death of this gentleman Malam Jamilu Salim,” governor observed.
He also reminded that, the University benefited alot from the blessed families of the late Registrar, reminding that, “Both within the academic and non academic circles. This death reminded us his brother, late Professor Ahmed Salim of blessed memory.”