Northern Governors’ Forum Chairman, Inuwa Yahaya Mourns Elder Statesman, Bello Maitama Yusuf

The Chairman of the Northern Governors’ Forum and Governor of Gombe State, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, has expressed deep sorrow over the demise of a distinguished elder statesman and former Minister during the Second Republic, Sen. Bello Maitama Yusuf ( Sardaunan Dutse).

He died in the early hours of today at his residence in Kano after a brief illness.

A statement on Friday, 13th October 2023 signed by the Director-General (Press Affairs) Gombe Government House, Ismaila Uba Misilli, said that Governor Inuwa Yahaya described the late Sardaunan Dutse as a patriot, seasoned politician, distinguished parliamentarian, and a respected northern leader who utilized his influence and wisdom in the best interest of the region and Nigeria as a whole.

“Alhaji Bello Maitama Yusuf’s life was marked by an exceptional commitment to the service of our great nation. His legacy is one of commitment and dedication to the development and unity of our great country. The North and Nigeria, as a whole, have lost a remarkable leader.

“The late Sardaunan Dutse was not just a figure in politics; he was a man of the people who championed the cause of his constituents with unmatched fervor and integrity. His contributions to the political landscape, his advocacy for the welfare of the people, and his embodiment of the values that make the North and Nigeria stronger will continue to be remembered and cherished.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of the deceased during this difficult time. We also extend our heartfelt condolences to the Government and the good people of Jigawa State, as well as the Dutse Emirate”.

Governor Inuwa Yahaya prayed to Almighty Allah to forgive the shortcomings of the deceased and reward his good deeds with Aljannat Firdaus.

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