Former governor of Abia State and Chief Whip of Senate, Orji Kalu, has commiserated with the government and people of Jigawa State over the demise of Emir of Dutse, Nuhu Sanusi.

Acknowledging the noble contributions of the late emir to his community, Jigawa State and Nigeria, Kalu stressed that the late monarch will be remembered for his exemplary leadership style.

Kalu, who recalled his visit to the late emir a few years ago, emphasised that the late traditional ruler was compassionate, generous and humble.

In a condolence message, Kalu conveyed his heartfelt condolences to Dutse Emirate Council and prayed to Allah to forgive the shortcomings of the late emir.

He said: “The death of Sanusi is a big loss to Jigawa State and Nigeria in general.

“The late emir was a patriotic and selfless leader, who used his position to advance the cause of the people.

“He was passionate about the growth and progress of his domain.

“The late monarch demonstrated outstanding leadership attributes in various capacities.

“He was a rallying point for his contemporaries and the younger generation in view of his impeccable personality.”

Kalu prayed to Allah to make Al-Jannah Firdaus the final abode for the late emir.