By Chioma Iruke
Abuja(GVE)- The Niger state government has described the Emir of Kagara, Malam Salihu Tanko as one whose life left Indelible marks on many.
In a condolence message signed by the Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, the Niger state government expressed sadness at the death of the Emir of Kagara who died today in Minna after a protracted illness.
The SSG who further described the Emir as a bridge builder added that the late monarch during his lifetime, he reached across ethnic, cultural, and religious divides to promote peace and unity not only in his domain but the State as a whole.
, “the contributions of late Malam Salihu Tanko to the development of Kagara Emirate, the entire State and indeed Nigeria are unparalleled. His life on earth was very eventful and his achievements in all spheres of life left indelible marks on the people of his domain and Nigerians.
” On behalf of the Government and people of Niger State, I want to express my sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Chairman, Niger State Council of Traditional Rulers, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, the Etsu Nupe, family of late Malam Salihu Tanko, and the people of Kagara Emirate,” the statement read.
Matane thus prayed that Allah would forgive all the shortcomings of the late monarch and comfort his family even as he announced that a Janazah Prayer is scheduled to hold in Kagara, headquarters of Rafi Local Government Council by 4:00 pm.