Oyo State House of Assembly Former Speaker, Senator Sumonu Monsurah on Saturday joined other well meaning Nigerians to condole with President Muhammadu Buhari over the death of his late Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari, Mouthpiece NGR reports.
Monsurat who represented Oyo Central Senatorial District at the 8th assembly is also the leader, Unity Forum wing of the Oyo state chapter of the African Democratic Congress, ADC.
According to a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity, Garba Shehu on Saturday, the President received telephone calls from President Nana Akuffo-Ado of Ghana and President Muhammadou Youssoufou of Niger Republic.
He also received calls of condolences from ex-President Yayi Boni of Benin Republic and two former Nigerian Heads of State, Generals Yakubu Gowon and Abdulsalami Abubakar.
President Buhari also received similar messages of condolence from the embassies of friendly countries including Egypt, Chad and Liberia. Messages were also received from Governors Nasir El-Rufa’i of Kaduna State, Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, Professor Babagana Zulum of Borno State, Abubakar Bagudu, Kebbi, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State; former Governors of Katsina, Sa’idu Barda, Zamfara Abdulaziz Yari and Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara as well as the former Senate President, Ken Nnamanni, the Sultan of Sokoto Dr. Sa’ad Abubakar 111 and the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Rev. Samson Ayokunle.
The Emirs of Kazaure, Najib Hussaini Adamu, Kebbi, General Muhammadu Ilyasu Bashar (rtd), and that of Machina, Alhaji Bashir Al-Bashir Bukar; APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Chairman of Zenith Bank, Jim Ovia, President, Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote and the Executive Secretary of the Lake Chad Basin Commission, Ambassador Mamman Nuhu were among the early callers.
Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi, former Ministers, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma and Gen. Ike Umaru Sanda Nwachukwu; Senators Monsurat Sunmonu, Kabiru Marafa as well as Pastor Tunde Bakare also called the President.