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The Etsu Nupe and Chairman, Niger Council of Traditional Rulers, Alhaji Yahya Abubakar, has described the late Emir of Lafiagi, Alhaji Haliru Kawu-Sa’adu, as a peace builder.

The Etsu Nupe, while reacting to the death of the traditional ruler in Bida on Friday, said that the Emir’s demise was a great loss to his family, the Lafiagi Emirate, Kin Nupe, Kwara and Nigeria as a whole.

Alhaji Abubakar also said the deceased was an iconic leader, a patriot, humble and pious royal father.

The Royal father said that the late traditional ruler was truly and sincerely committed to the development of his emirate, Kin Nupe, Kwara and Nigeria at large.

He pointed out that the death of the emir had created a vacuum that would be difficult to fill, describing him as distinguished traditional ruler.

“The deceased showed love to the people who live in his domain, irrespective of their tribe, religious inclination and in spite of these, he was a Godly father who had the interest of his subjects at heart above any other thing,” he said.

Abubakar said the late emir was a committed technocrat, patriotic leader and a de-tribalised Nigerian.

“Though God has his reason for taking him at this point in time, the people of Kin Nupe enjoyed his fatherly advice, which will be greatly missed,” he said.
The Royal father expressed his condolences to the family of the late Emir, Lafiagi emirate, Kin Nupe as well as the people and government of Kwara.

Alhaji Abubakar also prayed God to grant the soul of late traditional ruler eternal rest in “Aljannatul Firdausi” and his family the fortitude to bear the loss.

Late Kawu- Sa’adu, died on July 8, at National Hospital, Abuja after a protracted illness.

He was coronated as the Emir of Lafiagi in July 1976, spent 46 years on the throne and died at the age 86.

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