Niger State Gov. sympathises with Lapai Emirate over death of Kingmaker

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Gov. Sani Bello: Jibrin Salihu was a pious, religious, detrabilised Nigerian

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, of Niger State, has sympathized with Lapai Emirate over the death of Jibrin Salihu, one of the Kingmakers, and father of the state Commissioner for Education.

The governor said that the Kingmaker’s death has created a vacuum that would be hard to fill.

He commiserated with Alhaji Umaru Bago III, the Emir of Lapai, Hajiya Hanatu Jibrin Salihu, the Commissioner for Education and her entire family members as well as Lapai Emirate.

“Death is inevitable, therefore, I urge you to take solace in Allah and accept his demise as a divine call”.

He added that the deceased had paid his dues in service to the state, nation and humanity.

Gov. Sani Bello described the deceased as a pious, religious and detribalized person who believed in peace and unity among the people.

He prayed Allah to forgive him his shortcomings and reward him with Aljannatu Firdausi.

The late Alhaji Salihu, was a senator in the first republic. He died at the age of 85 after a brief illness in Zaria, Kaduna State.  He was survived  by 16 children.

He was the Tsaiwan Lapai, a traditional title he held until his death.

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