President Muhammadu Buhari has mourned the death of Sarkin Sudan of Kontagora, Saidu Umaru Namaska.
Naija News had earlier reported that the Emir of Kontagora in Niger State had died in an Abuja hospital.
Reacting to his death in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, Buhari described Namaska’s death as “another great loss of one of the longest serving and most revered traditional rulers in the country.”
Buhari said the death of Namaska is indeed the end of an era, having ruled for 47 years, making him one of the longest serving traditional rulers in Nigeria.
According to President Buhari, “Saidu Namaska was a decent traditional ruler who had brought dignity and respect to the throne during his 47 years reign. He devoted himself to the service of his people and the promotion of peace and harmony in his domain.”
The President extended his condolences to Niger State Government, Niger State Council of Traditional Rulers and family of the deceased.
He prayed to Allah to grant the late Namaska eternal rest and reward his noble deeds with paradise.
The Emir’s death comes three months after bandits gunned down his son during an attack on the monarch’s farm.
Alhaji Bashar Saidu Namaska, the deceased’s son, was on the farm along Zuru road in Kontagora Local Government Area when the bandits struck.
Before his death, the late Bashar, who was the Sardauna of Kontagora, held forth for his father when he was sick.
Source: Naija News