Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo has joined dignitaries mourning the death of elder statesman, Alhaji Maitama Sule. Obaseki has described the late Maitama Sule
as a great leader, who contributed immensely to peace, development and
security in the country while he served as Minister for National
Guidance in 1983, a portfolio established to assist the then President Shehu Shagari in tackling corruption.

In his condolence message endorsed by his Chief Press Secretary, John Mayaki, Obaseki recalled that the former minister actively engaged in the promotion of peace and security in the continent.
Alhaji Sule, the governor explained that words were unable to express
his importance to the polity of Nigeria while he lived, adding that the
elder statesman was a great leader full of wisdom. 

He said, “On
behalf of the Government and the People of Edo state, and myself, I
wish to convey our deepest sympathies and condolences to the Government
and People of Kano state and the entire Nation on the demise of Alhaji
Maitama Sule

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state

said the late elder statesman played a crucial role in promoting and
facilitating the country’s fight against corruption, while promoting
growth and development.
contributed immensely to the steering of the country to economic
prosperity just as he’s a great example to be emulated by the rest of
Nigeria and other leaders in the sub-saharan Africa.
was particularly honoured and privileged to meet with him. I treasure
the wisdom and knowledge he shared with me as an elder statesman with
humility and grace”
, Obaseki said.


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