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Emir Of Keffi Was A Man Of Peace, Says Saraki


Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, today, Saturday described the late Emir of Keffi, Alhaji Muhammadu Chindo-Yamusa II, as a man of peace whose long reign witnessed phenomenal development of the ancient town of Keffi and Nasarawa State.

Special Adviser to the Senate President on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in a statement in Abuja, said Saraki received the news of the passing on of the Emir with shock and sadness.

He said while Saraki thanked God for the exemplary life, wise counsel and progressive disposition of the royal father, he commiserated with the immediate family of the deceased, Keffi Emirate, the Government and people of Nasarawa State over the irreparable loss.

He urged them to be consoled in view of the fact that the late Monarch lived a selfless life and was a father to all irrespective of religion, ethnicity or political affiliation.

“Late Alhaji Muhammadu Chindo-Yamusa II, was not only a man of peace but a lover of his people. He stood firmly for what he believed in. To him, the interest of the people of Keffi was paramount in all his dealings.

“The late Emir will be sorely missed by all those who knew him. I pray to Allah to forgive his shortcomings and reward his good deeds with Jannatul firdaus,” Saraki noted.

He called on the people of Keffi and Nasarawa State to emulate the virtues of tolerance exhibited by their late king throughout his earthly sojourn.

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