- Adamawa state on Sunday, May 17, lost one of its first-class monarchs, Chief Joel Joram-Fwa
- Chief Joel Joram-Fwa, the traditional ruler of Mbula Kingdom died at the federal hospital in Yola at the age of 82
- The late monarch is survived by one wife and 10 children
Chief Joel Joram-Fwa, the first-class traditional ruler of Mbula Kingdom in Adamawa state is dead, The Nation has reported.
The newspaper stated that the acting Murum Mbula, Fenny Fwa, confirmed the monarch’s death.
Legit.ng gathers that Joram-Fwa died on Sunday, May 16, at the Federal Medical Centre, Yola, at the age of 82, after a brief illness.
He said the late Joram-Fwa is survived by a wife and 10 children. Until his death, Joram-Fwa was a member of the Adamawa council of traditional rulers.
The monarch died at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Yola, after a brief illness, Leadership newspaper reported.
The deceased was a member of the State Council of Traditional Rulers and was one of the eight first-class monarchs in the northeastern state.
The death of the emir was confirmed by a former senator, Shehu Sani, via his official Twitter handle on Tuesday, March 2.
"I received the sad news of the death of the Emir of Kagara, Niger State, Alhaji Salihu Tanko. May Allah grant him Aljanna firdausi. Amin. Inna lillahi wainna Illayhir rajiun.”
In other related news, a former minister of commerce and industry, Dr Mahmud Tukur, has been declared dead. He died in the early hours of Friday, April 9.
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Tukur was the first Vice-Chancellor of Bayero University, Kano, and also a former director of Cadbury Nigeria.
Sources said he died from an undisclosed ailment after he was rushed to a hospital in Abuja from his base in Kaduna.