A former minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Ambassador Maitama Sule is dead. Report had it that Alhaji Sule died in a hospital in Cairo, Egypt this morning according to a close family source.
It was gathered that the deceased Yusuf Maitama Sule was a Nigerian politician a diplomat, and acclaimed orator. In 1976, he became the Federal Commissioner of public complaints, a position that made him the nation’s pioneer ombudsman.
In early 1979, he was a presidential candidate of the National Party of Nigeria but lost to Shehu Shagari. He was appointed Nigeria’s representative to the United Nations after the coming of civilian rule in September 1979. While there he was chairman of the United Nations Special Committee against Apartheid.
After, the re-election of President Shagari in 1983, Maitama Sule was made the Minister for National Guidance, a portfolio designed to assist the president in tackling corruption.
Late Maitama Sule’s contributions to Kano earned him the recognition by Kano emirate council and was made the Dan Masani Kano by late emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero. He was survived by a wife and nine children