By Ibrahim Kado
Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa state has declared a three-day mourning period in honour of Mbula Traditional Ruler, Joel Joram-Fwa, who died on Sunday.
This is contained in a statement by Mr Humwashi Wonosikou, Press Secretary to the Governor on Tuesday in Yola.
The governor directed that flags be flown at half-mast as a mark of respect for the late first class traditional ruler effective from May 18.
He described the late Mbula traditional ruler as a reservoir of knowledge who dedicated his life to the service of humanity and God.
The governor said his wise counsel will be missed in a nation ravaged by crisis and multifaceted challenges threatening to tear her apart.
He urged the good people of the Mbula kingdom, the Royal family and the entire Adamawa State to take solace in God and bear the irreparable loss.
Joram-Fwa died on Sunday, at the Federal Medical Centre, Yola, at the age of 82, after a brief illness.
Before his death, he was a member of the Adamawa council of traditional rulers.