The death of Dr Junaidu Muhammad has been described as a “fallen wall” and a greatest shock of the year, 2021 by Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.
“It is with deepest sense of submission to Allah, that I am relaying the condolences of the government and people of Kano state, to the families, friends, political associates and even to Nigerian democracy, over the death of our own, Dr Junaidu Muhammad. Who passed away when Nigeria needed him the most,” said governor Ganduje.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Abba Anwar said Dr Ganduje lamented that “The death is not only shocking and near unbearable to Nigerian democracy, the downtrodden, Kano state, his immediate families, but also, a great loss that can take decades before any other person can come closer to Dr Junaidu’s doggedness, genuine sacrifice and belief in social justice.”
According to the statement, Governor Ganduje said, the deceased represented his constituency very well when he was a member of the House of Representatives in the Second Republic.
“One of the then federal legislators who didn’t mince words in taking the demands of his people to the federal legislature. Very firm and eloquent while raising issues related to his constituency and his party,” he reminded.
“Junaidu proved his mettle very well, when he was actively involved during the second republic. A firebrand as he was, he was a true hero for the masses. He believes in the welfare of the poor people,” he added.
His death, according to the governor, creates a vacuum that is felt in all parts of the body. Adding that, “Dr Junaidu Muhammad was a very serious Democrat and a nationalist, who believed in one Nigeria. His patriotism was without any spot of doubt. That was why he excelled amongst his contemporaries.”
He prayed for the repose soul of the deceased, “May Almighty Allah forgive all his shortcomings and reward him with Jannatul Fiddaus.”