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President mourns late Zamfara monarch

06 March 2015, 07:02Augustine Osayande

Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan has commiserated with the government and people of Zamfara State on the death of the Emir of Gusau, Alhaji Muhammad Kabir Dan Baba.

According to Reuben Abati, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Jonathan joined the government and people of Zamfara State in mourning Alhaji Muhammad, who was one of the longest serving traditional rulers in Nigeria.

The deceased was appointed District Head of Gusau in 1984 before being upgraded to Second Class Emir in 1997 and First Class Emir three years later.

He said the President believed the late Emir, who honoured him with the traditional title of Garkuwan Manoman Zamfara during his visit to Gusau on January 19 this year, will be greatly missed by the people of Gusau  whom he ruled with wisdom and understanding for more than 30 years.

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“As they mourn and lay their just, fair-minded, pious, courageous and benevolent patriarch and Emir to rest, President Jonathan urges members of his family and the people of Gusau to also give thanks to Almighty Allah for Alhaji Muhammad’s long and very fulfilled life of exemplary service to his people and country,” Abati said.

The President prayed that Almighty Allah will grant Alhaji Muhammad eternal rest and bless the people of Gusau with a worthy successor to the late Emir to build on the commendable legacies of progress and development.

The Emir died on Thursday at the age of 91 in the Nigeria Turkish Nizamiye Hospital in Abuja after a protracted illness.

- CAJ News


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