11th October, 2021
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday extolled the late paramount ruler of the Jukun race and Chairman Taraba State Council of Traditional Rulers, the Aku Uka of Wukari, Dr Shekarau Angyu.
In a statement released by Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity, Buhari described the deceased as one of Nigeria’s greatest rulers.
According to the President, Angyu’s death is a great loss not only to Taraba State but also to Nigeria’ as a whole.
In his reaction to the demise of the paramount ruler, President Buhari said “the passing of Shekarau Angyu at this time when the country needed his immense wisdom and knowledge in its efforts to overcome its challenges, is a great loss for which I can’t find the right words to describe.”
“The late Aku Uka of Wukari was a simple man who avoided publicity and controversy throughout his life of service to his people and the country.
“Though death is inevitable, we cannot forget the immense contributions of the late Aku Uka to the promotion of peace, harmony, unity, tolerance and peaceful coexistence in his community and the country at large,” the President said.