The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has commiserated with the family of late Emir of Zazzau, Shehu Idris, over the demise of the monarch at the age of 84.
Mrs Buhari, on her tweeter handle on Monday, iexpressed sadness over the demise of the longest serving monarch in the North.
Governor Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state paid a condolence visit to Emirate.
The Governor was accompanied by former Governor of Gombe state, and now serving senator, Muhammad Danjuma Goje and Senator representing Gombe North, Sen. Saidu Ahmed Alkali.
He had described the late Emir as an iconic figure, “legendary monarch and embodiment of humility, known for championing the course of peace, unity and mutual understanding.”
He said, “We have indeed lost one of our finest and highly revered royal fathers in Nigeria; a patriot, statesman and selfless royal father.
“Throughout his 45 years of reign as Emir of Zazzau, his royal highness was known for preaching peace and championing the course of unity and harmony, not only among the diverse people of his domain or Kaduna state but the nation at large”, he said.
Governor Yahaya said the late Emir left behind huge vacuum and indelible footprints, calling on the members of the royal family to sustain the legacies.