President Buhari has sent a condolence message to the people of Borno state over the death of the Emir of Biu
The president’s condolence message was contained in a statement issued through his media aide, Femi Adesina
Buhari said the late monarch led the people of Biu with diligence and dedication
President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a condolence message to the people of Borno state over the death of the Emir of Biu, Alhaji Mai Mustapha Umar Aliyu.
The president’s condolence message was contained in a statement issued through his media aide, Femi Adesina on Tuesday, September 15.
Buhari said the late monarch led the people of Biu with diligence and dedication for 31 years by demonstrating visionary leadership.
He extolled the late monarch for advocating for peace and development in the northeast region of the country.
Buhari commended the late Emir Aliyu for his efforts to modernise Biu by supporting the establishment of educational institutions in the community.
The president said the emir would be remembered and cherished in his community for the good works he left behind.
Legit.ng had reported that the Emir of Biu in Borno state, Mai Umar Mustapha Aliyu died after a brief illness.
The traditional ruler of Biu was reported to have died on Monday night, September 14, at the federal medical center in Gombe state, PM News reported.
The death of the emir was confirmed by his family who described his passing as a huge loss.
In other news, following the incessant killings and kidnappings in the southern part of Kaduna state, the Northern Traditional Rulers’ Council (NTRC) has said unemployment and the absence of cordial relations are contributing factors to the conflicts in the area.
The Emir of Gummi, Alhaji Lawal Hassan, disclosed this in a communiqué issued at the end of the executive committee meeting of the council, Channels TV reported.
According to the committee, the frequency of banditry, kidnapping, and communal clashes is aggravated by the ever-increasing unemployment in Nigeria which also triggers drug abuse.
Meanwhile, in what many people will term as a bad thing for the north, leaders from the north-central geopolitical zone have announced their exit from the Arewa Consultative Forum.
The group claimed they reached the decision following the unending and worsening insecurity in northern Nigeria.
With this, they announced the formation of the North Central Peoples Forum (NCPF).