The Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has mourned the late Emir of Kontagora, Alhaji Saidu Namaska, describing him as a man of peace.
The Governor in a statement on Thursday, eulogized the traditional ruler, saying he was a man of tranquility in his emirate throughout his reign.
Governor Sani Bello said the deceased Emir was an asset to the people of Kontagora Emirate owing to his fatherly role.
“The death of a loved one is painful more so, the death of a father figure no matter how old he must have lived.
“Sarkin Sudan was an asset to us in Kontagora Emirate, he served humanity with commitment and patriotism while he was alive. Losing him will really create a vacuum, but I am consoled by the fact that whatever Allah does is right.
“All we need to do now is to pray for Allah’s forgiveness on the soul of the late Emir, and grant him Aljahna Firdausi “, he said.
He prayed Allah to give the entire family members of the late Emir, Kontagora Emirate, and all who are associated with the Emir, the fortitude to bear the great loss.
The traditional ruler died on Thursday at a hospital in Abuja after a protracted illness.
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