President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday in Azare, Bauchi State, said the traditional institution in the country has ‘‘lost a pillar and a role model’’ following the death of the Emir of Katagum, Alhaji Kabir Umar.
The President, who was represented at the burial of the late Emir by a government delegation led by Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff, described the demise of the revered royal father as a painful loss.
He eulogised the traditional ruler as a fair, humble and just ruler who lived a worthy and exemplary life.
“The traditional institution has lost a pillar and a role model. The nation has lost a far-sighted leader who worked tirelessly for the welfare of his people,” the President said.
Members of the presidential delegation at the burial are Mohammed Musa Bello, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, Sulaiman Hassan, the Minister of State, Power, Works and Housing, Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd), the Comptroller-General of Customs and Malam Ya’u Darazo, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Special Duties.
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