President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with Kano State Government and Council of Chiefs over today’s death of Emir of Rano, Alhaji Tafida Abubakar Ila Auta Bawo.
The Emir had been reportedly severely ill, as speculation was rife that he might have contracted the Coronavirus. The cause of death has however, not been confirmed.
The late Emir of Rano was one of the five new monarchs recently appointed by the Kano State government amid controversies that eventually led to the dethronement and banishment of Sanusi Lamido as the powerful Emir of Kano on March 9, 2020.
In statement Saturday night, President Buhari joined the family and Rano Emirate in mourning the royal father, “whose words of wisdom, nobility and decency will be sorely missed, especially at a time the government is relying on traditional rulers to sensitize citizens on directives for safety”.
President Buhari urged the deceased’s family and the Emirate to find solace in the good works of the deceased and ensure his legacies are carried on.
The President also prayed for God to forgive the shortcomings of the Emir, remember his good works and grant his soul eternal rest.