The late Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris has been buried on Sunday in Zaria according to Islamic rites.
The Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, who represented the President Muhammadu Buhari, led a group of Ministers and senior government officials to the burial.
The government officials include Ministers of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, Environment, Dr. Mahmud Mohammed and that of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika. Also on the delegation was the President’s spokesman, Garba Shehu.
They were received on arrival at the School of Aviation in Zaria by a Kaduna State delegation led by the Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufa’i.
Conveying the condolences of the President, the Chief Staff said the late Emir had paid his dues to the nation and his enviable roles in nation-building and the unification of Nigerians will never be forgotten.
In his response, Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i said the people of Kaduna State have lost a caring father. He thanked President Buhari for sending a powerful delegation to the burial ceremonies.