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Buhari Mourns Igala Monarch

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A file photo of President Muhammadu Buhari.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday commiserated with family, friends, and associates of His Royal Majesty, Attah Igala, Michael Idakwo Ameh Oboni II, over the transition of the Paramount Ruler of Igala Kingdom and President, Kogi State Council of Chiefs.

The President’s condolence was contained in a statement signed by spokesman Garba Shehu.

Buhari described the deceased ruler as a “man of peace who devoted his life and reign to the unity and progress of not only his people, but also the state and country.”

Extending his condolence to the Kogi State Government, Buhari noted that “the 27th Attah Igala will be greatly missed for his wise counsels and reputation for honesty, urging the people of his domain to sustain his achievements during his eight-year rule,” the statement said.

“The President prays that God will console the family of the revered foremost traditional ruler and all those who mourn him, and grant his soul eternal rest.”


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