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Tambuwal Governor mourns passage of Emir of Katagum

Tambuwal described the late Emir as a ruler whose reign brought peace and development to the Katagum Emirate of Bauchi State.

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Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal

(The Nation)

Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has described the late Emir of Katagum, Alhaji Kabir Umar, as a ruler whose reign brought peace and development to the Katagum Emirate of Bauchi State.

The  monarch died on Saturday night, December 9, 2017, after a protracted illness of five years.

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Late Emir of Katagum, Alhaji Kabir Umar

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In a condolence message issued Sunday, December 10, 2017, by his spokesman, Malam Imam Imam, the Governor said that the late Emir lived a life of service to his people and the nation at large.

Tambuwal said: "I have interacted with the late Emir in the past and every time I had the opportunity of meeting him, I was left with the impression of a very honest leader who dedicated himself to the service of others.

"Through his vast knowledge, he made invaluable contributions to the growth and development of Bauchi State in particular, and Nigeria in general".

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While extending the condolence of the people and government of Sokoto state to the Bauchi government, Tambuwal prayed to God to grant the deceased eternal rest, and his immediate and extended families the fortitude to bear the loss.

The late emir, who was 89 years old, is survived by 49 children.

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