By Mustapha Salisu
The Deputy Governor of Kano State, Comrade Aminu Abdussalam Gwarzo, headed a delegation representing Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf to pay their respects and condolences to His Highness, the Emir of Zazzau, Malam Ahmad Nuhu Bamali, following the recent passing of his younger brother, late Alhaji Mansur Nuhu Bamali.
Late Alhaji Mansur passed away in October while en route to Morocco, during a transit stop in a private hospital in Lagos.
Deputy Governor Gwarzo led this condolence visit to the Emir’s palace in Zaria, Kaduna State on Sunday.
During the visit, Comrade Gwarzo expressed his condolences and described the late Alhaji Mansur as not only a loss to the Emirate but to the entire nation. He praised the diplomat for his humility, tenderness, and simplicity, despite his association with an influential royal lineage and extensive educational background.
Comrade Gwarzo offered prayers for the repose of the deceased and requested that the emirate consistently pray for the late Alhaji Mansur and other faithful souls who have passed away.
In response, Emir Ahmad Nuhu Bamali expressed gratitude to the delegation from Governor Abba for their condolences. He also prayed for their safe journey back to Kano State.
The Emir went on to share that although Alhaji Mansur passed away at the age of 52, his lifetime and accomplishments were akin to someone who had lived for a hundred years.
“Surely every soul must taste death! Late Mansur lived an exemplary life worth emulating, and we are praying for the highest peak of Al-jannah to be his final resting place,” said the Emir.
Before his passing, Alhaji Mansur Nuhu Bamali served as Nigeria’s Ambassador to Morocco and held the title of Magajin Garin Zazzau.