Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle of Zamfara State has expressed shock at the death of the Emir of Kwatarkwashi, His Royal Highness, Alhaji Ahmed Umar.
According to a press statement signed and issued to newsmen in Gusau, the state capital, by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media, Hon. Zailani Bappa, the Governor who is currently in Abuja, received the devastating news that plunged him and his entourage into a sad mood of sober reflection.
The Governor said the death of the Emir of Kwatarkwashi has marked the end of a great era of selfless service to the community.
“This loss is a great vacuum created in the traditional institution of our dear state, but we are confident that his contribution to the development of our dear state will live on even after his demise”, the statement added.
“The late Emir was not only a responsible father and grandfather to all of us, but a link between the last and the present generation of our traditional leadership. He had served as a bridge between the two generations which made his contributions to our developmental efforts very unique.
“On behalf of myself, my family and the government of Zamfara State, I wish to call on our people, especially those in Kwatarkwashi Emirate, to consider this loss as an act of God which is bound to happen to each and every one of us.
“His Royal Highness, Alhaji Ahmed, the 28th Emir of the historical Emirate of Kwatarkwashi died on Thursday evening in his Palace after a fruitful reign of 61 years.
“He died at the age of 94, leaving behind great number of children, grand children and great grandchildren.
“May his soul rest in perfect peace in jannat-al- fiddaus.”
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