The 15th Mai Tangale, a First Class traditional ruler in Gombe state, Dr Abdu Buba Maisharu, is dead.
According to viral reports, including that on social media, the traditional ruler died in the early hours of Monday in his Palace in Billiri after a brief illness.
Dr Abdu Buba Maisharu, an administrator and traditional ruler, was born on May 15, 1948, in Poshiya, Billiri LGA of Gombe state.
He attended Billiri Primary School, between 1962-68, Commercial Institute in 1971 and Kaduna Polytechnic in 1974-78.
He worked as a Clerical assistant while in Maiduguri between 1971-74 and as a Catering Assistant in Yankari Games Reserve, Bauchi, 1975-76.
Maisharu also worked with Ashaka Cement PIc, Gombe State between 1979-2001 serving in various capacities including Depot Mgr, Area Office Kaduna; Dispatch Controller, Factory Depot Sale Controller; Depot mgr. Zaria, Dutse, Azare, Yola; Transparent Planner, Head Office.
Part of his awards and certificates include the Bible Society of Nigeria Life-Long Service Certificate of 20 years service, 1979- 99; Ashaka Cement PIc; Certificate of Appreciation as Adviser for 6 years, 1995-2001, by ECWA Church, Ashaka; Certificate of Philanthropic Service by ECWA Bayara LCB, Bauchi, 2003; Special Commendation by Billiri Local Government, Gombe State for Maintenance of Peace and Security; awards in 2004.
Mr Maisharu was included in the Contemporary Who’s Who by American Biographical Institute, 2004; presented with a Second Class Staff of Office in 2002; recognised as a third highest traditional ruler, Gombe, State; holds Doctorate in Canonical Law (Honoris causa) from the Pan-African Christian Theological University Inc, Abuja and Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu, 2004.