President Muhammadu Buhari has mourned the loss of former Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki.

Alhaji Dasuki died at the age of 93on Monday, November 14, in Abuja.

Buhari made the comments via a statement released by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.

The statement reads:

Apart from modernizing the traditional institution to bring it in tune with changing times, President Buhari believes that the late Ibrahim Dasuki, who died on Monday at the age of 93, will be long remembered for his role in the creation of the present local government system in the country.

The President pays tribute to his contribution to national peace and development, particularly his significant role in producing the report that gave birth to the current local government councils.

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President Buhari prays that Almighty Allah will comfort the family of his Eminence, grant the deceased eternal rest and reward his good virtues with Paradise.