By; KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
Management of Chanchangi Airlines has commiserated with Kaduna State Government and Zazzau Emirate over the death of Sarkin Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris who died on Sunday morning in Kaduna at 84 after 45 years on throne.
A statement signed by the Executive Chairman of the Kaduna based Airline, Alhaji Musa Chanchangi expressed grief over the loss of the first class emir whose 45 years reign he described as peaceful and beneficial to the state and Nigeria in general.
He said the late Shehu Idris was highly compassionate and had interest of his subjects at heart irrespective of their religious or ethnic backgrounds, adding that the state would miss the fatherly counsels of the late Emir, particularly in times of crisis.
“Late Shehu Idris had proven, times without number that he was a true father to all in the state, who hardly allowed a crisis situation in the state to escalate without meddling into it with an intent to bring it to an end.
“Crises of Kafanchan, Zangon Kataf, Sharia and the political upheavals that engulfed the state in 2011 and how late Shehu Idris in collaboration with relevant stakeholders made sure relative peace returned to Kaduna State is a pointer on how he played roles of an elder, a statesman and a torch bearer in ensuring unity and peaceful coexistence amongst Kaduna people.
“He was a leader who put welfare of his people first before anything. His palace in Zaria was always filled with people seeking his assistance or interventions in their problems, particularly with the authorities, which he gladly interceded.
“His passion to see that his people excelled in every sphere of life cannot be overemphasized. He made sure they were enlisted in various arms of the service and ensured out of school children were taken back to classrooms. Many of whom are now graduates , doing well in different sectors of the economy.
“We at Chanchangi Airlines will remain grateful to him for being a father who looked out for his children in their times of need,” Chanchangi said.