Dasuki absent at father’s burial
Former National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki(rtd) was notably absent as his father, Sultan Ibrahim Dasuki was laid to rest in Sokoto, on Tuesday.
The deceased monarch was buried at Hubbaren Shehu, Sokoto, after a funeral prayer at the Sultan Bello Juma’at Mosque in the state.
Dasuki, who was the 18th Sultan of Sokoto died on Monday at the Nigeria -Turkish hospital, Abuja, after a protracted illness.
The former NSA has been in custody of the Department of State Services, DSS, since last year when he was arrested for allegedly misappropriating the sum of over $2.1bn funds meant for the procurement of arms to prosecute the war on insurgency in the North East.
Governor of the state, Aminu Waziri, while commiserating with the family of the deceased eulogised the late Dasuki over his role in establishing the three tiers of government in Nigeria.
In a condolence message by his spokesman, Malam Imam Imam, the governor said the deceased monarch while alive ensured communal harmony and educational development of the citizenry.
According to Waziri, “The history of local government reform in Nigeria will not be complete without the mention of the important role Sultan Dasuki and his colleagues played in giving the country the present structure we are enjoying at the third tier of government.
“For the eight years Dasuki spent on the throne as Sultan of Sokoto, he gave priority attention to the educational development of our people by promoting adult and women literacy in all parts of Sokoto. He equally paid attention to the revitalization of religious education especially among Imams of various mosques in the Caliphate.
“He dedicated time, energy and resources in promoting religious harmony especially between Muslims in the North and South West of the country. So also was his efforts at promoting peaceful coexistence between and among various religious groups within the country and beyond.’’