According to reports, the remains of late Sultan Ibrahim Dasuki, the 18th Sultan of Sokoto, who died on Monday at the Nigeria-Turkish hospital, Abuja, after a protracted illness, had been buried.
Late Dasuki was buried at Hubbaren Shehu, Sokoto, after a funeral prayer at Sultan Bello Juma’at Mosque in Sokoto.
Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal in a condolence message by his spokesman, Malam Imam Imam, stated that Sultan Dasuki gave his all to ensure communal harmony and educational development of the citizenry.
“The history of local government reform in Nigeria will not be complete without the mention of the important role Sultan Dasuki and his colleagues played in giving the country the present structure we are enjoying at the third tier of government.
“For the eight years Dasuki spent on the throne as Sultan of Sokoto, he gave priority attention to the educational development of our people by promoting adult and women literacy in all parts of Sokoto. He equally paid attention to the revitalization of religious education especially among Imams of various mosques in the Caliphate.
“He dedicated time, energy and resources in promoting religious harmony especially between Muslims in the North and South West of the country. So also was his efforts at promoting peaceful coexistence between and among various religious groups within the country and beyond.’’
While praying to Almighty Allah to grant Sultan Dasuki jannatul-firdaus, Tambuwal said the people and government of Sokoto will continue to cherish the deceased’s contributions to the development of the Caliphate and the state at large.