President Muhammadu Buhari has joined other well-meaning people of Bauchi State and Nigerians to express his condolence to the Emir of Katagum,s family.
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The Emir of Katagum died during the weekend leaving 49 children behind.
Buhari also sent condolences to friends and the Government of Bauchi State.
Buhari Mourns Late Emir Of Katagum
He made this known through Femi Adesina, special adviser to the President on Media and Publicity who revealed that the life of the Emir was a worthy one before his death as he fought for the unity of the country.
According to the Statement released by the Adesina, “President Muhammadu Buhari is saddened by the passing of Emir of Katagum, Alhaji Kabir Umar, and extends heartfelt condolences to the Emir’s family, friends, the people and Government of Bauchi State.”
“President Buhari shares the grief of the people of the Katagum Emirate and all who mourn the demise of the royal father, who was a symbol of peace and dedicated himself to the cause of fostering unity around the country.”
“The President notes that as a former Minister of Internal Affairs and legislator in the Northern House of Assembly, in the First Republic, and later the Emir of Katagum, Alhaji Kabir Umar served the country diligently with honour and distinction.”
“The President urges all who mourn the monarch to reflect on his worthy service of over three decades to his people and the nation and honour his legacies of strengthening the peaceful co-existence of Nigerians from different tribes and traditions.”
“The President prays that Almighty Allah will comfort all who mourn Alhaji Umar and bring forth a worthy successor to take his place on the revered throne of Katagum.”