Emir of Ilorin and Chairman of Kwara State Traditional Council, Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, has described the death of Dr Alfa Sa’adu as a great loss to humanity.
Sa’adu, who held the traditional title of Galadiman Patigi in Kwara, died of complications from the coronavirus on Tuesday in the UK.
In a condolence message by his spokesman, Abdulazeez Arowona, the monarch expressed sadness over the incident.
“The late Galadiman Patigi was one of the finest medical practitioners whose penchant for professionalism, humanity and traditional institutions knows-no-bound as a foremost product of the emirate,” he said.
“He was the son of the late Alhaji Ahman Pategi, one of the highly respected Ministers who served in Northern Nigeria under the late Premier, Sir Ahmadu Bello, Sardauna of Sokoto in the first republic. During my stay in England, I was his guardian, he lived with me and enjoyed his loyalty, steadfastness and humility.
“I received the news of his death with crude shock and depression because he was indeed a great asset for us in Kwara and Nigeria in general. He contributed his quotas to national development as a foremost medical practitioner and community leader. ”
The emir commiserated with the Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq; Etsu Patigi, Umar Bologi II; and the entire people of Patigi over the incident.