Longest Serving Zamfara Monarch Dies After 61 Years on Throne

Longest Serving Zamfara Monarch Dies After 61 Years on Throne

  • The good people of Zamfara state have been thrown into mourning following the death of a top monarch
  • This is as the Emir of Kotorkoshi in Bungudu LGA of the state has been reported dead after a prolonged illness
  • Meanwhile, Late Ahmad Umar is the longest-serving monarch in Zamfara and has spent almost 61 years on the throne

Zamfara State Government has announced the death of the Emir of Kotorkoshi in Bungudu Local Government area of the State, Alhaji Ahmad Umar.

In a statement issued by the secretary to Zamfara state Government, Kabiru Balarabe and sent by Legit.ng regional reporter in Zamfara, Ahmad Khaleel, the Emir died this afternoon following a prolonged illness.

Zamfara Monarch, late Ahmad Umar
Longest-serving Zamfara monarch dies after 61 years on the throne. Photo credit: Lawali Muhammad
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The late Ahmad Umar is the longest-serving monarch in Zamfara

Late Ahmad Umar is unarguably the longest-serving Monarch in Zamfara State as he ascended to the throne on 17th March, 1961.

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According to his daughter, Atinuke Olashore, in a statement announcing the development, Ige was the director-general of the ministry of communications prior to his being a minister in 1990, Guardian reports.

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Meanwhile, the lawmaker representing Oron Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Nse Ekpenyong, has also been pronounced dead.

The sad incident was confirmed by the chairman of Mbo Local Government Area, Asuqwo Eyo, to newsmen.

Until his death, he was a member, representing Oro Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives.

Source: Legit.ng

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