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Emir of Gombe buried

31 May 2014, 08:11

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Gombe -  The remains of the Emir of Gombe, Alhaji Shehu Abubakar, have been buried in his palace in Gombe on Friday at 19h20 the media reports.

The Emir died on May 27 in a London hospital.

The Chief Imam of Gombe Central Mosque, Imam Aminu Pindiga, led the funeral prayer.

The funeral was attended by Vice President Namadi Sambo, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, PDP National Chairman Adamu Mu’azu and Gov. Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe State.

The FCT Minister, Sen Bala mohammed and that of Transport, Sen. Idris Umar respectively attended the funeral.

The Deputy Governors of Gombe and Bauchi, Tha’anda Rubainu and Alhaji Sagir Aminu-Saleh were also in attendance.

Some indigenes of the state who spoke with newsmen described the death of the emir as a great loss to the state and the country at large.

Alhaji Bayero Nafada, the former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, prayed God to give the state another emir that would continue with the good works of the late emir.

He said the late emir was one of those who fought for the creation of Gombe State and had contributed immensely to peace and harmony in the state.

Prof Rufai Alkali, the former National Publicity Secretary of PDP, said the emir was a pillar in the state and the people of the state would greatly miss him.

He said the late emir did everything during his life time to bring peace, unity among all the people across the country.

Alhaji Inuwa Garba, the Speaker of the Gombe State House of Assembly, said the late emir contributed to the development of the state as a whole.

He said, “he was a very dedicated and a father to all, a committed leader whose performance was acknowledged by all.”

“He was a selfless leader and a good example of committed leadership.”

-    NAN


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