By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
The Management and Staff of New Nigerian Newspapers (NNN) Ltd, have described the sudden demise of the Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris as shocking and devastating.
This was expressed in a statement signed by its acting Managing Director, Alhaji Yusuf Musa Kontagora, made available to newsmen in Kaduna on Monday September 21, 2020.
“We are shocked by the sudden death of the Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Dr. Shehu Idris, which sad event occured on Sunday September 20, 2020 at the age of 84 in Kaduna.
“It is indeed a great loss to the Emirate, Kaduna State, Northern Nigeria and the entire country,” it stated.
New Nigerian in the statement, commiserated with his immediate.family, Governor Nasir el-Rufai and the people of Kaduna State.
“Late Emir Shehu Idris was a stabilizer, a detribalised Nigerian, a father to all and a role model.
“As a company, he has supported us in several ways, just as he has to so many groups and individuals who sought assistance from him,” it stated
NNN prayed for Almighty Allah to forgive his shortcomings and admit him into paradise.
“While praying for Allah to grant him Aljannah Firdaus, we also pray for the family for fortitude to bear the irreparable loss,” it concluded.