Elder statesman, Maitama Sule, dies in Egypt

Maitama Sule

Former Nigeria permanent representative to the United Nation (UN), Maitama Sule, is dead

The Danmasanin Kano died in Cairo, capital of Egypt, on Monday.

He was said to have taken ill last weekend and flown out to Egypt on Saturday.

A statement by his family said the elder statesman will be buried in Kano on Tuesday.

“This is to announce that the corpse of the late Maitama Sule, Danmasanin Kano is expected to arrive Nigeria tomorrow Tuesday, July 4.

“The aircraft conveying it is expected to land at the Aminu Kano International Airport at 2pm.

“Funeral to be conducted at the Kano Central Jumaat mosque, Emir’s palace at 4:30pm,” the family statement reads.

Maitama Sule is survived by a wife and nine children.