President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, sent a condolence message to the family of the Emir of Karaga, Salihu Tanko and the Niger State Government, over his death.
The condolence message was contained in a statement released through his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, titled “President Buhari commiserates with Niger government, people on the passing of Emir of Kagara.”
The presidential aide in the statement said Buhari joined the Etsu Nupe and Chairman Council of Traditional Rulers, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, as well as the people of Kagara emirate in mourning the first-class Emir who he said guided his community with dignity and dedication throughout his 30 years on the throne.
The President was quoted as saying that “the highly revered Emir served the needs of his people and devoted his resources for their benefit and development.”
“He will be missed by the nation and remembered for his wise counsel to successive administrations that benefited from his wealth of experience in leadership.”
He prayed to Allah to grant the soul of the deceased eternal rest in Jannatul Firdausi.