Vice President Sen. Kashim Shettima has mourned the death of Emir of Koko, Mallam Muhammadu Bello Koko, describing him as a peaceful traditional ruler who sacrificed a lot for Kebbi State and Nigeria at large.

Senator Shettima’s condolences was delivered to the late Emir’s family by a delegation led by Hon. Usman Zannah on Monday.

Hon Zannah who condoled with the Koko family and the Managing Director, Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), Mohammed Bello-Koko in particular over the death of his father said the late Emir was a rallying figure who would be greatly missed.

Hon Zannah, a member of the House of Representatives, representing Kaga, Magumeri, and Gubio Federal Constituency, alongside NPA’s Executive Directors; Engr. Ibrahim Umar (Engineering & Technical Services), and Ms. Adenrele Susanna Adesina (Finance and Administration), VP’s aides; Sheikh Goni Abatcha, Arc. Ahmed Ningi, the Chiroma of Borno, Alh. Bakari Ali Kotoko, among others equally commiserated with the Royal family and the Kebbi Emirate Council at the behest of the Vice President.

Hon. Zanna said the late Emir, who was a great scholar, teacher and one-time member of the Governing Board of University of Maiduguri during his lifetime demonstrated visionary leadership that was very evident to all. He prayed the Almighty Allah to grant the late Emir Al-Jannah Firdaus, and comfort the people of Kebbi State at this time of his demise

The delegation also paid condolence visits to the Governor of Kebbi State, Dr. Nasir Idris (Kauran Gwandu). and the Chairman of the Kebbi State Council of Chiefs, and Emir of Gwandu, HRH Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Iliyasu Bashar (rtd) in his Palace.

The Governor of Kebbi State, Dr. Idris, the MD of Nigeria Port Authority and the Emir of Gwandu all thanked the Vice President, Sen. Kashim Shettima for sending the delegation.

Olusola Abiola
Director Information
Office of the Vice President
July 26, 2023