22nd September, 2021
President Muhammadu Buhari is in grief again following the death of the Emir of Gaya, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulkadir.
Abdulkadir died on Wednesday at the age of 91.
The monarch was one of those appointed in 2019 by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje when he broke the Kano Emirates into five to spite Lamido Sanusi, who was then the Emir of Kano.
Buhari, in a statement issued by his spokesman,Garba Shehu on Wednesday expressed sadness and sympathy over the death of Abdulkadir.
He describing him as “one of the finest traditional rulers in the country who had brought dignity, simplicity and respect to the institution.”
The President noted that “the late monarch was a gentleman who had served his people with passion and selflessness and will be remembered for his commitment to the development of his domain.”
Buhari commiserated with the Government of Kano State, the Gaya Emirate Council and the family of the deceased and prayed Almighty Allah to forgive his shortcomings and reward his good deeds abundantly.