From Maduabuchi Nmeribeh, Kano
Kano state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has mourned the demise of Yoruba Leader in Kano, Chief Muri Jawando, describing him as a community leader whose
The Yoruba Leader, a renowned socialite and philanthropist, died in his sleep on Monday, after a protracted illness, largely caused by old age.
Ganduje said he received with shock the news of the death of the former President of Rotary Club, describing it as not only a loss to Yoruba community in Kano, but also to the state.
Ganduje in a Statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Abba Anwar said, “we received the death of the leader of Kano Yoruba community, Chief Muri Jawando with shock. His death is but a setback to people, a setback that will not be allowed to bear fruits. We will do our best to see that people feel little impact about his death, as time moves on.”
Ganduje urged his people and leaders of other communities to borrow a leaf from late Jawando, in the area of imbibing a culture of peaceful coexistence, persistent harmony among ethnic nationalities and philanthropic activities.
He prayed God to give his family, Yoruba community, friends and Rotary Club the fortitude to bear the loss of the rare gem, “…whose gentle approach to issues of national cohesion earned him respect from our eyes, as a government and his people,” governor reveals.
“We are please urging his family not to derail from the good foundation he layed during his lifetime. He was always ready to be among the leading instruments for national integration and development,” he added.