Gombe Governor Shocked Over Emir Of Biu’s Death

Hyacinth Chinweuba

Gombe State Governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, said he received with sadness, the news of the demise of the Emir of of Biu, Borno State, Alhaji Umar Mustapha Aliyu.

The Monarch died at the Federal Teaching Hospital Gombe.

Ismaila Uba Misilli, Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity, to the Governor, in a statement said that, Governor, Yahaya, in a condolence message, described the demise of the first class traditional ruler, especially at this time as a great loss not only to the Biu Emirate or Borno State, but the country as a whole.

He described the monarch as an exemplary leader and a man of peace who, throughout his reign, was known for preaching and promoting unity and harmony among the diverse people of his domain, the state and the nation at large.

The Gombe Governor consoled the bereaved to take solace in the fact that the late Emir left  behind legacies of honour, dignity and selfless service, urging them to uphold and sustain same.

The Governor, on behalf of the Government and people of Gombe State, extended his heartfelt condolences to his Borno state counterpart, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum and through him, members of the Biu royal family as well as the government and people of the state over the great loss, praying Almighty Allah to grant the deceased monarch Aljannat Firdaus and comfort those he left behind.

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