The Emir of Dutse in Jigawa State, Nuhu Muhammad-Sanusi, is dead. The emir died today, January 31 afternoon at the age of 79 at an undisclosed hospital in Abuja.
The late emir is one of the five first-class emirs in Jigawa State. He served for 28 years as the Emir of Dutse.
He succeeded his late father, Muhammadu Sanusi Dan Bello, who ruled between 1983 and 1995.
The late monarch was one of Northern Nigeria’s modernising leaders. Before his death, the Emir was the Chancellor of Sokoto State University.
He was considered as an exemplary leader in the global quest for a sustainable living environment, and a lead advocate for afforestation and the green ecosystem.
In a message of condolence, issued by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, President Muhammadu Buhari said late Dr. Nuhu Muhammadu Sanusi, was recognized as one of Northern Nigeria’s modernizing leaders.
Buhari said that the late Emir was an exemplary leader in the global quest for a sustainable living environment, and a led advocate for afforestation and the green ecosystem.
The President noted that late Emir’s official biography equally puts him up as an advocate of the mitigation of climate change, prompting him to build the Dutse Royal Golf Course which is reputed to be one of the largest in Nigeria with lush vegetation, exotic flora and rare fauna.
‘‘He was instrumental to the progress Dutse had achieved in the last three decades under his watch. He was a grassroots person who was loved by all.”
The President then condoled the Dutse Emirate, the government and people of Jigawa State over the sad loss.
The Federal Military Government under Ibrahim Babangida created Jigawa State on 27 August 1991, and Dutse became the capital city of the new state. This development gave birth to Dutse Emirate on 13th November 1991 with the upgrade of the district head as first class emir.