The Ambassador at Large to African Region, International Human Rights Commission, Dr Malami Shehu Ma’aji, has condoled with President Muhammadu Buhari and the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’adu-Abubakar over the death of Sarkin Sudan of Wurno, Amb. Shehu Malami.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that Mr Malami, a former Nigeria High Commissioner to South Africa, had died at the age of 85.
The late Malami served in various government positions in Northern Nigeria, Sokoto State and in the private sector where he was on the board of many companies.
He was also a member of the Constitution Drafting Committee that put together the 1979 Constitution.
In a condolences message personally signed on Tuesday in Abuja, Mr Ma’aji described the Late Malami as a man of honour and integrity who served the country and the caliphate with the fear of Allah.
“I commiserate with the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed forces, Muhammadu Buhari and the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, the government and people of Sokoto Caliphate on the transition to a higher realm of their illustrious Prince,” the statement said.
While praying for the repose of the late elder statesman, Mr Ma’aji asked the Almighty Allah to forgive his shortcomings and grant him Jannatul Firdaus.