The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, yesterday, lost his mother, Hajiya Maryam Ado Bayero.
The late Maryam, who was also the mother of the Emir of Bichi, Alhaji Nasiru Ado Bayero, died in Cairo, Egypt, after a protracted illness.
Palace sources told Sunday Sun that preparations were on to bring her corpse back to Kano for burial in accordance with Islamic rites.
Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, in his condolence message to the family, described the deceased as a disciplined and honest mother who trained her children in the way of Allah.
In a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, the governor urged the family to take solace in the fact that the deceased lived a good life of devotion to Allah and humanity. He prayed Allah to grant the soul of the departed Aljannah Firdausi.