President Muhammadu Buhari has extended heartfelt condolences to the Kanti-Bello family as well as the government and people of Katsina State on the death of Senator Mahmud Kanti-Bello.
President Buhari, according to a statement by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), “also commiserates with the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria over the passage of their distinguished colleague and former Senate Chief Whip, who served two-terms in the upper legislative chamber.
“As Senator representing Katsina Central Constituency/Daura Senatorial zone from 2003-2011, President Buhari recalls that the late Senator Bello was a very outspoken and courageous patriot, who worked hard to ensure that all levels of government in the country were responsible and accountable.
“The President believes that Senator Bello’s effective representation of his people at the national level and commitment to the unity of Nigeria will be long remembered and honoured; and will continue to serve as inspiration to many others.
“President Buhari urges Senator Kanti-Bello’s family, friends and associates to honour his memory by continually upholding the values of honesty and accountability, which served as his reference point throughout his public service.
“The President prays that Almighty Allah will comfort all who mourn him and grant his soul eternal rest.”