By Adebisi Adeyemi Lagos, Nigeria
“But we must all be consoled by the fact that he lived to a ripe age. And in his lifetime, he made an indelible mark as a politician, diplomat and statesman.
“He personified what we should all be: Nigerians who know no tribe, region or religion. Danmasanin Kano was a truly detribalised Nigerian. He was always at the vanguard of peace and unity.
“His death has reduced the rank of true nationalists at this time when the nation is in dire need of wise counsel on how to navigate through potential landmines.
“Danmasanin Kano was a rare statesman and an orator who can move mountains with words. I related with him closely and drank from his vast knowledge.
“I will personally miss him. May Almighty Allah grant him Aljanna Fridaus.”