The Emir of Zazzau and Chancellor of University of Abuja, Alhaji Shehu Idris is dead. He died on Sunday in 44 army reference hospital Kaduna.
In confirming the report, Kaduna State Governor Malam Nasir El-Rufai said: “It is with great sadness that I confirm the passing of the father of our state, His Highness Emir of Zazzau, Alh (Dr.) Shehu Idris CFR.
“He died at the 44 Military Hospital Kaduna today after a brief illness. Janazah prayer in Zaria is scheduled for 5pm in Sha Allah. All Covid-19 protocols to be complied with as much as possible during the funeral prayers and condolences,”.
The Governor said he has informed President Muhammdu Buhari of the great loss. He said the Chief of Staff to PMB, Prof Ibrahim Gambari will lead a Federal Government delegation to Zaria to condole with the family of High Highness, Zazzau Emirate Council and the people of Zazzau Emirate and Kaduna State.
“We have lost a rare gem, a source of wisdom and guidance and a true father of all. May Allah Grant his soul abode in Aljanna Firdaus. Amin,” El-Rufai said