Buhari mourns, speak as top northern monarch dies

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, November 8, received with great sadness, news of the passing of Alhaji Hassan Ahmed Abubakar II, the emir of Nasarawa.

The president, in a statement by his special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, in Abuja, extended sincere condolences to the late emir’s family and Nasarawa emirate council.

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Buhari also condoled with the government and people of Nasawara State, on the demise of the first class traditional ruler.

President Buhari believed that the late emir would be long remembered and honoured as “an advocate for peace, dialogue and reconciliation; and a firm believer that a better future awaits Nigeria.”

He said the best way for friends, close associates and subjects of the monarch to “sustain his legacy is to abhor the things that create divisions in our midst and instead promote tolerance, love and understanding for one another, as a path to national reconciliation and development.’’

The president prayed that almighty Allah would receive Abubakar’s soul and grant his people a worthy successor.

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Legit.ng reported earlier how President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, October 29, condoled with the family of a former minister of works and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Tony Anenih.

The president describing Anenih as a beloved patriarch and elder statesman, condoled with the government of Edo state, Anenih’s home state and the PDP.

A statement released on the president’s official page said Anenih was a frontline figure on Nigeria’s political landscape for decades.

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Updated: November 8, 2018 — 8:58 pm

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