Members of the Federal Executive Council on Wednesday observed a minute silence in honour of the late Maitama Sule.
Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria’s Acting President presided over the meeting.
Osinbajo reiterated the message of unity and indivisibility of Nigeria which he said the late patriarch preached.
He described the late orator and former minister in the first republic as patriotic, and a committed nationalist whose interventions made a huge difference in the nation.
Dr Sule died on Monday in a hospital in Egypt while undergoing treatment for an illness. He was buried on Tuesday in accordance with Islamic rites in Kano State.
By Tony Nwanne