By Iliya Kure
The remains of late former Governor of Old Kaduna State, Lawal Kaita has been laid to rest in Katsina state, northwest Nigeria.
Deputy Chief Imam of Katsina Central Mosque, Malam Mustapha Ratibi led the funeral prayer on the corpse of the former Governor at the Emir’s palace at about 2:10pm and afterwards was conveyed to Danmarna burial ground where he was finally laid to rest.
Speaking with newsmen, Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika who led the Federal government delegation, described late Lawal Kaita as a patriot, who believed in the Nigerian project,
“It is not only a loss for Katsina, it is indeed a loss for black Africa. Indeed, Muhammadu Lawal Kaita was of eminence, he has such an imposing personality in his life time.
“We will miss him, we will refer him, we will honour him. He is a man of honour and dignity. He was a true royal son. He was indeed worthy of been emulated.
“The advice is that all and sundry should copy the lifestyle of Alhaji Muhammadu Lawal Kaita. A true politician, who lived by his words and dictates, who believed in majority, fairness, equity and justice. We have seen it in him, he had taught us and we will continue to live by his examples,” Sirika said.
The Emir of Katsina, Abdulmumini Kabir Usman expressed appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari for sending a delegation led by Minister for State on Aviation to sympathise with them.
Ambassador Yahaya Kwande led a delegation that represented former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.