May 22, 2023
Ganduje mourns as Gaya Emir dies at 91 Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Ganduje mourns as Gaya Emir dies at 91

By Salisu Baso

A traditional titleholder, Ajiyan Gaya, Malam Shamsu Kademi confirmed the death of the late monarch to reporters in Kano on Wednesday.

He said the late Emir, born in 1930 and died due to ill health.

The late Emir was enthroned in 2019 after the creation of Gaya Emirate, among the four Emirates created by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.

Our correspondent reports that the people had started trooping to the palace to register their condolence.

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State who was among the callers said he received with immense sadness and deep feeling of great national loss, news of the demise of Emir of Gaya, late Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulkadir.

In a statement signed by the state commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, the governor observed that despite his ailing condition, the monarch’s uncommon leadership qualities earned him respect as traditional ruler since his days as Sarkin Gaya and until his death as first class Emir in the state.

He said the death of the Emir of one of the oldest Emirates in Northern part of the country has created a vacuum difficult to be filled considering his contributions to peace, stability and progress in his domain and the country.

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