Former minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Ambassador Maitama Sule is dead.
Sule was said to have been flown out of Kano two days ago to Cairo, in Egypt. The foremost diplomat was reported top have died of a heart-related disease.
Yusuf Maitama Sule was a Nigerian politician, acclaimed orator and diplomat. In 1976, he became the Federal Commissioner of public complaints, a position that made him the nation’s pioneer ombudsman.
In early 1979, he was a presidential candidate of the National Party of Nigeria but lost to Shehu Shagari.
He was appointed Nigeria’s representative to the United Nations after the coming of civilian rule in September 1979. While there he was chairman of the United Nations Special Committee against Apartheid.