Hajiya Umma Bayero, sister to the late Emir of Kano, Alh.Ado Bayero is dead .
Family sources told INDEPENDENT that the mother of the state Chief Judge, Justice Nura Sagir Umar, died on Friday after a brief illness at 88.
In a condolence message, Kano State Deputy Governor, Dr.Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, who led the State Government delegation to the funeral right of the late Kano princess that was witnessed by hundreds of other well wishers on Saturday prayed onto to repose her soul.
While delivering the condolence message after the funeral prayers, the Deputy Governor said..”On behalf of the Governor Dr.Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and the good people of Kano state, we are commiserating with you over the death of this great woman who contributed immensely to the development of the state.”
He said “The death of a mother can not be compared to any loss, because of her role in the family, and certainly, the vacuum will be difficult to fill”.
Gawuna who stood in for his principal, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje said “we are offering our deepest sympathy to the family and the Kano Emirate Council and pray to Allah to give them strength to cope up with the great loss and grant the departed soul Jannatul Firdaus.”
The Kano state delegation to the final rights of the late influential princess comprises of Commissioners and top government officials.