President Muhammadu Buhari has described the Emir of Awe, Alhaji Abubakar Umar II, as one who was well loved by his people.
The president said his popularity among his people was obvious in the outpouring of grief in the state and beyond in the aftermath of the emir’s death.
“It is clear that the first class traditional ruler was well loved by his people, sacrificed a lot for their advancement and has left a legacy of hard work, peace-building, selflessness and patriotism for his subject and admirers to build upon,” he said.
The president, in his condolence message, issued by his Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, prayed that “Almighty Allah will receive Alhaji Umar’s soul and grant his people a worthy successor who will build on the commendable legacies of his life of service to community and country.”
He commiserated with Awe traditional council, the government and people of Nasarawa State on the passing of the emir.
He extended his sincere condolences to the late Emir’s family and the people of Awe whom he led for many years with dedication and unrelenting commitment to peace and development.