Niger State governor, Abubakar Sani-Bello, has expressed grief over the death of the Emir (Sarkin Sudan) of Kontagora, Alhaji Sa’idu Namaska.
The Emir died after a protracted illness on Thursday, in Abuja.
Bello, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mrs. Mary Noel-Berje, in Minna on Thursday, described the traditional ruler as a man of peace who ensured peace and tranquility in his emirate throughout his reign.
The governor said the deceased was an asset to the entire people of Kontagora emirate due to his fatherly role to all.
He said that the Late Sarkin Sudan served humanity with all sincerity, commitment and dedication, pointing out that he would be greatly missed for his wise counsel.
He prayed Allah to give the entire family, Kontagora emirate, and associates of the deceased the fortitude to bear the great loss.