President Muhammadu Buhari has mourned the passage of the Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu on Sunday.
According to him the contributions of the late Emir has helped to promote unity and peaceful coexistence among Nigerians.
The statement reads ” With the passing of Alhaji Shehu Idris, Nigeria has lost one of its longest reigning traditional monarchs whose contributions to the promotion of unity and peaceful coexistence among Nigerians cannot be forgotten for years to come.
“The Emir of Zazzau who ascended to the throne in 1975, had used his long reign to serve his people with dedication and identified with their aspirations at all times.”
“The President prayed to Allah to forgive the late Emir and grant his family and subjects the fortitude to bear the loss,” the statement added.