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Buhari mourns Tor Tiv, ex-minister Wada
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday expressed sadness over the death of the paramount ruler of the Tiv people of Benue State, the Tor Tiv, Alfred Akawe Torkula, and a Minister of Defence in the First Republic, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Wada.
According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President in separate condolences commiserated with the immediate families, friends and associates of the deceased as well as the governments and people of Benue and Kano states.
The President urged them to take solace in the knowledge that the departed Nigerians lived well and contributed significantly to the development of not only their states but the country in general.
The statement read in part, “President Buhari, who notes that the Fourth Tor Tiv was a great advocate of peace and unity during his 24-year reign, urged his subjects to maintain the existing peace during and after the succession process.
“On Alhaji Wada, the President recalled with pride his active years as a renowned teacher, parliamentarian and minister up until his post-political career as a foremost transporter and industrialist.
“The President prays that God Almighty grants rest to the souls of the two senior citizens whose wisdom and fatherly counsel will certainly be missed by the current crop of leaders in the country.”
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