Thousands of sympathisers, including the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, on Tuesday attended the funeral prayer for the late Maitama Sule.
Kyari led the federal government delegation to the occasion.
The late elder statesman died in the early hours of Monday in Cairo, Egypt during a brief illness.
The Chief Imam of Kano, Sani Zaharaddeen, conducted the prayer at 6:08pm, with Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and his Deputy, Hafiz Abubakar and the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II in attendance.
Other important dignitaries include the Senate President, Bukola Sarki, the Minister of Interior, Abdurrahman Danbazau and the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Kayode Fayemi.
Others were the Minister of Water Resources, Sulaiman Adamu, the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan’ali and Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris,
Also in attendance were the Governors of Jigawa, Bauchi, Sokoto and Borno states among others.
Members of the Northern Elders Forum, such as Ango Abdullahi, Galadiman Katsina and District Head of Malumfashi, Mamman Nasir also witnessed the funeral.
Busines moguls, Aliko Dangote, Dahiru Mangal and Samaila Funtua, politicians, community leaders and prominent Islamic scholars were also not left out.
The remains of the late diplomat arrived at the Nigerian Air force Base, Kano in an Air force plane with registration number NAF 913 at exactly 4.08 p.m.
He was later buried at Kara Cemetery at Kofar Mazugal in Kano metropolis.