President Muhammadu Buhari has described death of Sarkin Sudan of Kontagora, Saidu Umaru Namaska as “another great loss of one of the longest serving and most revered traditional rulers in the country.”
In a statement issued on the demise of the Emir on Thursday in Abuja, President Buhari said:
”The death of Namaska is indeed the end of an era, having ruled for 47 years, making him one of the longest serving traditional rulers in Nigeria.”
He described the emir as a decent traditional ruler who had brought dignity and respect to the throne during his 47 years reign.
According to him, the emir devoted himself to the service of his people and the promotion of peace and harmony in his domain.
The president extended his condolences to Niger State Government, Niger State Council of Traditional Rulers and family of the deceased.
He prayed to Allah to grant the late Namaska eternal rest and reward his noble deeds with paradise.