The executive vice chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, has described Late Sarkin Bai of Kano, Alhaji Mukhtar Adnan, as ‘a nation builder’ and ‘a consummate statesman’.
The EVC, who praised the late Kano’s first Commissioner of Education in a letter submitted to the family of the deceased when he led a delegation of the commission to Danbatta, Kano State on condolence visit at the weekend extolled the virtues of the Late Adnan, who passed away at the age of 95.
At the late Adnan’s residence in Danbatta, Kano, the NCC’s delegation was received by the children of the deceased led by Arc. Ali Mukhtar and other members of the family.
Danbatta, on behalf of the board and management of the commission, sympathised with the family of the deceased.
“On behalf of the board, management and the entire staff of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), I extend my deepest condolences to the entire people of Kano State, especially the people of Danbatta and the noble family of our father, Alhaji Mukhtar Adnan, Sarkin Ban Kano, who answered the call of Allah (SWT).
“Undoubtedly, Late Sarkin Bai, who was the longest-serving member of the Kano Emirate Council and the first commissioner of education of our dear state, was a nation-builder, a consummate statesman, a distinguished district head and a dedicated philanthropist who believed in service to humanity.
“The egalitarian patriot, who became a fountain of inspiration to all of us, would no doubt be fondly remembered by all Nigerians, particularly the people of Kano State and Danbatta.
“May the soul of the departed continue to rest in perfect peace. May Allah (SWT) grant him Jannat ul Firdaus and also give members of the family the grace and fortitude to bear this irreparable loss,” it said.
A statement by the commission’s director, public affairs, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, about a relative event, said the EVC led a delegation from the commission on another condolence visit to the family of late Walin Daura, Alhaji Sani Buhari Daura, who died recently.