By Abdallah el-Kurebe
Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state has described late Umaru Shinkafi, the Marafan Sokoto, who died on Wednesday afternoon at a London hospital as a true statesman whose selfless and meritorious service to God, country and humanity was felt by all.
In a message of condolence issued in Sokoto by his spokesman, Malam Imam Imam, Tambuwal added tat Shinkafi was a distinguished legal luminary, security expert, politician with conscience as well as a great community leader and mobiliser.
“Marafa’s death has closed a chapter in the life of one Nigeria’s most valuable public officers who made his mark in both public and private sectors. He was a truly passionate Nigerian whose invaluable contributions to issues of national interest will be greatly missed.
“His law office served as training ground for many aspiring lawyers in Sokoto State and beyond,” the statement read in parts.
While condoling his immediate family, the people and government of Zamfara State and the Sultanate Council of Sokoto, Tambuwal prayed to God to grant the deceased eternal rest.