Kano emirate council on Monday lost one of his powerful members, Galadiman Kano, Tijjani Hashim.
Premium Times reports that an emirate source confirmed that Hashim, died in Abuja in the early hours of this morning at the age of 79.
It said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the emirate council has not made an official announcement said plans were already ongoing to fly his corpse from Abuja to Kano for burial at about 2 p.m.
He said the emirate council is yet to ascertain the cause of the deceased death because he traveled to Abuja himself, but only for them to be informed he was dead this morning.
Dan Maje Kano, Munir Sanusi, confirmed Mr. Hashim’s death when contacted.
“Yes, it is true,” he said. “I’m at the Kano airport expecting his remains because his burial has been scheduled for 2. p.m.”
The late Hashim as the Galadima, was the most senior prince in Kano Emirate and was by birth, like the current emir, Sanusi II, an heir to the throne of the Emir of Kano when the late emir Ado Bayero died recently,
Hashim’s father was not an emir, but his grandfather, Abbas, ruled Kano from 1903 to 1919. Hashim served as a regional minister under the late Premier of the north and Sardauna of Sokoto, Ahmadu Bello.
The deceased, who was the most powerful member of the Kano emirate council, was said to have been very close to most presidents and head of state from the northern region. He is also said to be very close to the current vice president, Namadi Sambo.
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