Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has reacted to the death of a former Minister of Interior, Alhaji Bello Maitama Yusuf.
Yusuf who also served as a Nigerian Senator from 1999-2007, died in the early hours of Friday at the age of 76.
A family friend of the deceased, Alhaji Hussaini Dalhatu, confirmed the death. Dalhatu further noted that the funeral prayer of the Sardauna Dutse would take place after the Jumu’at prayer at the Emir of Kano’s palace.
In his reaction to the death of Yusuf’s death, Atiku said, ”On behalf of my family, I express my heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and associates of Alhaji Bello Maitama Yusuf, who passed away today.”
”Alhaji Maitama Yusuf, the Sardauna of Dutse, acquitted himself creditably in public service as a minister in the Second Republic and a Senator from 1999-2007. He will be sorely missed by those he had dutifully rendered service to, in particular, the people of Jigawa State.”
”I pray that the Almighty Allah will comfort his family and grant him eternal peace.”
Apart from Atiku, some other Nigerians have reacted to the death of the former Jigawa Senator while praying for the peaceful repose of his soul.