From Maduabuchi Nmeribeh, Kano
Kano state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has condoled the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero and the Emir of Bichi, Alhaji Nasiru Ado Bayero, over the death of their mother, Hajiya Maryam, (Mai Babban Dakin Kano) and wife of the late Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero.
She died in Cairo, Egypt at the early hours of Saturday, after a protracted illness.
Ganduje through a commiseration message issued by the state Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, described her death as an act of Allah which every mortal will test, saying, however, her good deeds will remain in the minds of the people of Kano.
He expressed his deepest condolences on behalf of the government and people of Kano state to her dearest sons, the Emirs of Kano and Bichi, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero and Alhaji Nasiru Ado Bayero respectively.
The Governor, who further described the deceased as a highly disciplined and honest mother who trained her children on the path of Allah, comforted the Emirs to take solace in the fact that their mother lived a good life, devoted to serving Allah and humanity.
Ganduje said her death at this time had created a vacuum difficult to be filled especially for her two sons who need most her motherly guidance and counsel.
He prayed Allah the Almighty to grant the soul of the late princess Aljannah Firdausi and the fortitude for the family, the entire people of the two Emirates to bear the unbearable loss.