President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday commiserated with the government and people of Zamfara State on the death of the Emir of Gusau, Alhaji Muhammad Kabir Dan Baba.
The president in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, noted that the late Dan Baba was one of the longest serving traditional rulers in Nigeria, having first been appointed District Head of Gusau in 1984 before being upgraded to Second Class Emir status in 1997 and First Class Emir three years later.
Jonathan said he believed that the late Emir, who honoured him with the traditional title of Garkuwan Manoman Zamfara during his recent visit to Gusau on January 19, 2015 would be sorely missed by the people of Gusau, whom he ruled with great wisdom and understanding for more than three decades.
“As they mourn and lay their just, fair-minded, pious, courageous and benevolent patriarch and Emir to rest, President Jonathan urges members of his family and the people of Gusau to also give thanks to Almighty Allah for Alhaji Muhammad’s long and very fulfilled life of exemplary service to his people and country.
“The President prays that Almighty Allah will grant Alhaji Muhammad eternal rest and bless the people of Gusau with a worthy successor to the late Emir who will build on the commendable legacies of progress and development”, the statement read in part.