Emir Of Lafia Is Dead

Emir Of Lafia Is Dead

The Chairman, Nasarawa State Council of Chiefs and Emir of Lafia, Alhaji Isah Mustapha, died on Thursday at the age of 84. A member of Lafia Emirate Council and Ajiyan Lafia, Alhaji Sule Abubakar, told our correspondent that the emir died at the Nazemiya Hospital, Abuja, on Thursday. He said the monarch, who was born on March 14, 1934, ascended the throne in 1974. The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, in a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, expressed sadness over the demise of the emir. Saraki said, “He was a man of peace and we shall all miss him.” The President of the Senate commiserated with the immediate family of the late monarch, the Lafia Emirate and the people, as well as the government of Nasarawa State. Source: Punch
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