News-Emir of Zaria HRH Shehu Idris is Dead, Gov. El-Rufai Confirms, says “we have lost a rare gem”

The Emir of Zaria His Royal Highness Alh. Dr Shehu Idris CFR is dead, the Emir reportedly died at the 44 Army hospital in Kaduna after a brief illness on Sunday 20th September.

Governor Nasiru El-Rufai who confirmed the demise of the royal father said, Kaduna State has indeed lost a rare gem, he also announced that the burial will take place By 5:PM in Zaria.

May his saul rest in peace.

Read his statement:

VERY SAD: 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.

I have inform President Muhammdu Buhari, GCFR of the great loss and offered our condolences. The Chief of Staff to PMB, Prof Ibrahim Gambari will lead a Federal Government delegation to Zaria to condole with the family of His 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. – Nasir El-Rufai

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