President Muhammadu Buhari has said he received with profound sadness news of the passing of the Emir of Lafia, Alhaji Isah Mustapha Agwai I.
Buhari in a statement by his Spokesman, Garba Shehu said on behalf of the Federal Government, he extends heartfelt commiserations to Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, the Lafia Emirate Council, the people of Lafia and Nasarawa State on the passage of the highly respected monarch who ascended the throne of his ancestors in 1974.
He assured them of the fullest sympathy of the Federal Government as they mourn the chairman of the Nasarawa State Council of Emirs and Chiefs and state chairman of Jama’tul Nasril Islam (JNI), who will be fondly remembered for his exemplary leadership and tireless efforts at improving the lives of his people.
The statement added that “In the course of his remarkable 44 years on the throne, President Buhari affirms that Alhaji Agwai’s devoted himself to championing inter-religious harmony, tolerance, peacebuilding and conflict prevention as well as promoting the role of education in nation building.
“As the remains of the late Emir is buried on Friday, the President prays Allah to receive the monarch’s soul and grant him peaceful repose.”
Buhari prayed that Allah will grant the people of Lafia a worthy successor.