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Nigerian former governor loses father on Christmas day

The father of former Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, Musa Kwankwaso has died in the early of Friday, a Christmas day at the age of 93

Penpushing reports that, the deceased was the village head of Kwankwaso before he was elevated to district head of Madobi Local Government Area and Majidadin Kano by the late Emir of Kano Ado Bayero.

The statement issued by Principal Private Secretary of the former Governor, Muhammad Ali said the family received the death with heavy heart, adding that  the deceased village head left behind two wives, 19 children and many grand children.

Penpushing further reports that, late Kwankwaso was recently appointed Makaman Karaye by the Emir of Karaye, Ibrahim Abubakar ll, one of the Emirs of four emirates created by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.

“It is with a heavy heart and reverence to Allah (SWT) that we announce the passing away of of our father Alhaji Musa Sale Kwankwaso the Majidadin Kano/Makaman Karaye at the age of 93 in the early hours of morning Friday 25th December, 2020 in Kan’, the statement reads.

“The late Makaman Karaye Alhaji Musa Saleh Kwankwaso was the father to senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso the former governor of Kano state. He left behind two wives, 19 children (9 male & 10 female) and many grand children

Penpushing also reports that, the family in the statement explained that as a result of security alert by security operatives, advised symphatizers not travel for the funeral rites, but prayed for the repose soul of the deceased

” Due to the security alert as raised by security agencies; the family is urging sympathizers especially those from other states not to travel for the funeral rites. It is our hope you pray for the repose soul of our late father from your home state’.

“May Allah (SWT) rest the departed soul of Alhaji Musa Saleh Kwankwaso in eternal peace in Jannah and give us the fortitude to bear this monumental lose – Ameen”,the statement emphasized

Penpushing further reports that, late Musa Saleh-Kwankwaso, was buried on Friday, with hundreds of sympathisers in attendance at the funeral prayer, held immediately after the Jumaat prayer, at the residence of the former governor along Miler road Bompai, Nasarawa local government area.

The funeral prayer was led by a renowned Kano-based Islamic scholar, Aminu Daurawa, who prayed for the repose of the deceased’s soul and for the family to have the fortitude to bear the loss.

Penpushing reports that, notable dignitaries   in attendance include former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido; Senator Rufa’i Hanga; Kawu Sumaila, Ganduje’s commissioner of Local Government, Murtala Garo; and that of Rural Development, and Governor Musa Kwankwaso.


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