President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki says the death of elder statesman, Maitama Sule is a great loss for Nigeria.
Senator Saraki, in a statement by his media aide, Yusuph Olaniyonu, described the late elder statesman as a detribalized Nigerian who spoke truth to power at all times during his lifetime.
He described Maitama Sule as an avowed and highly respected personality, core democrat, fearless politician, exceptional orator and an accomplished public servant.
He also commiserated with the Government and people of Kano State and noted that it was gratifying that Alhaji Sule lived long enough to witness the noble achievement of the independent Nigeria he joined the fight for.
Meanwhile, Senators who spoke earlier today said the elder statesman will be greatly missed.