BREAKING: Maitama Sule’s body arrives Abuja
The body of Nigeria’s former permanent representative to the United Nations, Maitama Sule, who died Monday in Cairo, Egypt, has arrived Abuja.
The body was received Tuesday afternoon by the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, and the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, who leads the federal government’s delegation to Mr. Sule’s burial.
The plane conveying the body arrived at about 1:54 p.m.
“The Chief and Senate President walked from the presidential wing to Egypt Air at the tarmac to receive the corpse,” a source at the airport said.
The body is to be transported to Kano, aboard a presidential jet.
Some of the dignitaries already in Kano waiting for the corpse include Ango Abdullahi, governors of Jigawa and Bauchi states, as well as a delegation from Niger Republic.
The Kano State government had on Monday announced that funeral prayers will take place by 4 p.m. on Tuesday at the palace of the Emir of Kano.