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Maitama Sule: Kano State Government Declares Tuesday Public Holiday

The government of Kano State has declared Tuesday, 4th July as public holiday in honour of late politician and elder statesman, Maitama Sule who died on Monday at the age of 88.

A press statement signed by the state Commissioner of Information, Alhaji Mohammed Garba confirmed the demise of Sule saying:

“Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has declared tomorrow Tuesday a work – free day in the state to mourn the death of the elder statesman. ”

The statement further stated that the Dan Masanin Kano died on Monday “at a hospital in Cairo, Egypt where he was receiving treatment for an illness. ”

The statement also indicated that “funeral prayer for the deceased will be conducted today at the Emir’s Palace, Kofar Kudu, by 4:00 pm.”

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