It is with a profound sense of loss and yet gratitude to God whose will in our lives we cannot question, that I, on behalf of the Nigeria Labour Congress, write to condole the Government and people of Kano State on the death of our elder statesman and Danmasanin Kano, Alhaji Maitama Sule.
Alhaji Maitama Sule was a worker, a politician, a diplomat and a national icon who opened his doors to all Nigerians irrespective of their creed.
A man of personable character, intense knowledge, good humor and inimitable oratorial skill, Alhaji Maitama Sule was a nationalist and one of the last symbols of the golden era of Nigeria.
We commend your Excellency for having the presence of mind to declare a day of mourning in honour of this elder statesman. We however, would urge your Excellency to go a step further and immortalize his name at the appropriate time.
Please do convey our heartfelt condolences to the family of Alhaji Maitama Sule.
Comrade Ayuba Wabba, mni