The Governor of Yobe State and Chairman of the All Progressives Congress Caretaker/Extraordinary National Convention Committee, Honourable Mai Mala Buni, has expressed shock and grief over the death of the Emir of Zazzau and Chairman Kaduna State Council of Traditional Rulers, Dr Shehu Idris (CFR).
The sympathy message contained in a statement signed by Mamman Mohammed, Director-General Press and Media Affairs to the Governor, described the late Emir as a bridge-builder who threw the doors of his domain open, accommodating all Nigerians irrespective of cultural, ethnic and religious differences.
“Late Shehu Idris built a mini Nigeria in Zaria where everyone lived and freely pursued their legitimate means of livelihood.”
He will be remembered for providing a conducive environment to host numerous educational institutions and, making Zaria a citadel of learning in Nigeria.
He commiserated with the entire Northern Traditional Rulers, Government and people of Kaduna State, the Zazzau Emirate, the immediate family members and close associates of the late monarch and urged them to take solace in the fact that “it is from Allah we came, and unto Him, we shall all return”.
The Governor prayed Allah to grant the soul of the late emir eternal rest, accommodate him in Jannatul Firdausi and give the family members the fortitude to bear the inevitable death.
The late Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji (Dr.) Shehu Idris died at the 44 Army Referral Hospital, Kaduna on Sunday, September 20, 2020, at the age of 84, after a brief illness.
Late Alhaji (Dr.) Shehu Idris (CFR) was the 18th Emir of Zazzau. The Monarch spent 45 years on the throne which he ascended to in 1975.