Danmasani left a shoe big enough to be filled, and I don’t know if there is anyone to filled that shoe for now – OBASANJO
Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, former president of Nigeria, has expressed worry over the vacuum left behind by late elder statesman, Alhaji Maitama Sule. He stated this during his talk in Kano while delivering his condolence message. The former president disclosed that men like the Danmasanin of Kano are evidently rare.
He stated that Maitama Suli’s contribution towards the development of his fatherland cannot be overemphasized. He cautioned Nigerians not to incite moves towards division, that, instead, a more accommodating and more positive atmosphere should be worked together.
“Nigeria is a land of prosperity, a land where Nigerians must continue to learn from each other, live in peace and be their brothers keeper.”
“Nigeria is a country where everyone is a stakeholder, and I want to advised that the thought of a divisible Nigeria should disappear from the conscience such agitators”.
“Nigerians need to learn from the maturity exhibited by Yusuf Maitama Sule, during his life time.”
Obasanjo further stated “an enumeration of existing true and exceptional and respected statesmen in the class of Maitama Sule are the likes Shehu Shagari, Sule Gaya and Richard Akinjide who are still alive, citing this men as worthy examples for all to emulate. He expressed sadness, saying with the death of Danmasanin, Nigerians “should condole one another over the loss.”
“Danmasani left a shoe big enough to be filled, and I don’t know if there is anyone to filled that shoe for now”.
“The voice of wisdom of late Danmasani who sees Nigeria from the perspectives of a united front should be the guiding principle for our youth”.