Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the passing of Alhaji Hassan Ahmed Abubakar II, the Emir of Nasarawa.
In a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said Buhari in his condolence to the late Emir’s family, Nasarawa Emirate Council, the government and people of Nasawara State, on the demise of the first class traditional ruler, expressed the believe that the late Emir will be long remembered and honoured as an advocate for peace, dialogue and reconciliation; and a firm believer that a better future awaits Nigeria.
The President noted that the best way for friends, close associates and subjects of the monarch to sustain his legacy is to abhor the things that create divisions in our midst and instead promote tolerance, love and understanding for one another, as a path to national reconciliation and development.
The President prayed that Almighty Allah will receive Alhaji Abubakar’s soul and grant his people a worthy successor.