EMIR OF KAGARA & LOLOGovernor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State says the late Emir of Kagara, Alh. Salihu Tanko deserves to be immortalized after his meritorious service to the state and country.

The governor disclosed this shortly after the Jana’iza (Burial) of the late Emir in Kagara, headquarter of Rafi local government.

He said the deceased being one of the oldest emirs dedicated his life towards the development of his emirate, the state and the nation, as such, immortalizing him will be right.

The governor revealed that he had consultations with the late emir on several occasions before he took ill saying that his wise counsel would be missed.

He called on the people to pray for the repose of the soul of the departed traditional ruler and for Allah to forgive his shortcomings.

He also prayed Allah to grant the deceased Aljannatul Firdausi and give the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

The Chairman, Niger State Council of Traditional Rulers and Estu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar said they have lost a rare gem whose positive impact would be missed.

Alh. Abubakar said that the entire traditional council will miss his fatherly advice pointing out that most of them met him on the throne.

He urged the family to accept the demise of the Emir as the will of Allah, and prayed that Aljannatul Firdausi will be his final abode.

Other state executive council members that were part of the Governor’s entourage at the Jana’iza included his Deputy, Alh. Mohammed Ahmed Ketso, Secretary to the State Government, Ibrahim Ahmed Matene, chief of Staff, Ibrahim Balarabe kagara commissioners and other top government functionaries.

The Speaker of the state house of assembly, Abdullahi Bawa Wuse also led other state lawmakers to the burial.

Emirs of Agaie, Lapai and Minna were also present at the burial. The burial prayer was led by Malam Aliyu Umar Karaya.