President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday sent his commiserations to the family of the late Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris, whom he also paid to.
President Buhari’s message was contained in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, where he noted that the late Emir contributed immensely to the unity and peaceful coexistence of Nigerians.
“With the passing of Alhaji Shehu Idris, Nigeria has lost one of its longest reigning traditional monarchs whose contributions to the promotion of unity and peaceful coexistence among Nigerians cannot be forgotten for years to come.
”The Emir of Zazzau who ascended to the throne in 1975, had used his long reign to serve his people with dedication and identified with their aspirations at all times,” the president said.
The President joined other Nigerians to express grief over the monarch’s death. The Northern Governors Forum said it was saddened by the death of the Emir. The chairman of the Forum and Governor of Plateau State Simon Bako Lalong, in a condolence message, described the death of the royal father as a big loss.
Lalong said: “The late Emir lived a very productive life and represented the virtues of truth, service and honesty in his 45 years on the throne.
“He connected easily with people from all parts of the country and offered wise counsel to Governments at all levels. He will surely be missed.”
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