Buhari: Lawal Kaita’s demise large loss to Katsina, Nigeria



    Minister of State Aviation, Sen Hadi Sirika, chief of the Buhari group, meets Emir of Katsina

    By Ismaila Chafe

    President Muhammadu Buhari has described the demise of elder statesman Lawal Kaita, as large loss to Katsina State and the nation.

    President Buhari mentioned this in a message conveyed to the household of Kaita, and the folks of the state by means of the Katsina State Emirate Council in Katsina on Wednesday.

    Kaita was additionally a former governor of the outdated Kaduna State between October 1 and 31 December 1983.

    A press release by Malam Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman in Abuja on Wednesday, famous that the President’s message was delivered by the Federal Government delegation.

    Shehu said that the delegation was made up of ministers and senior authorities officers who had earlier attended the burial rites of the previous governor.

    Burial rites for elder statesman Lawal Kaita. Photo Sunday Aghaeze

    In the message, Buhari expressed “honest sympathy and condolences on the lack of such a famend statesman and politician.’’

    According to him, the contributions of the previous governor to the nation’s political and financial improvement will at all times be remembered.

    The delegation, which was led by the Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, prayed for peace for the departed soul.

    Alhaji Musa Sada, the Kauran Katsina and Alhaji Abdulkadir Rimi, who spoke on behalf of the deceased’s household and the folks of Katsina Emirate, thanked
    the President for sharing the unhappy second with them.

    The authorities delegation comprised of Abubakar Malami, Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Minister of Defence, Retired Brig.-Gen. Mansur Dan Ali and Minister of Water Resources, Alhaji Sulaiman Adamu.

    Others had been Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity and the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Communications, Alhaji Abdulaziz Mashi.

    Born on Oct. four, 1932 in Katsina, Lawal Kaita died on the age of 85 at about 5 p.m. in Abuja on Tuesday after a protracted sickness.

    He was elected governor of defunct Kaduna State on the platform of the National Party of Nigeria (NPN) from October to December 1983.

    The deceased left behind a spouse, youngsters and grandchildren.