BREAKING: Prominent Northern Emir Suddenly Dies After 15 Months On Throne [PHOTO]

Emir of Funakeye, Alhaji Mu’azu Kwairanga III, who was appointed by Gov. Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State 15 months ago has passed away.

Alhaji Kwairanga was in Gombe, the state capital throughout Saturday, where he attended a function with the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Pantami.


However, the emir died on Sunday at the age of 45.

Speaking on Sunday, Governor Yahaya described the traditional ruler’s death as a monumental loss not only to his emirate but to the entire state and nation.


“Gombe State has indeed lost one of its finest traditional rulers, who worked relentlessly with other royal fathers in the state and offered counsels and fatherly guidance for the peace, unity, growth, and development of the state in particular and Nigeria as a whole,” the governor said.

He described the late emir as a humble, decent and down-to-earth traditional ruler, who cared for his subjects as well as the unity and progress of the state, describing his 16-month reign as remarkably eventful.


The governor, therefore, on behalf of the government and people of the state, commiserates with the royal family, people of Funakeye Emirate, the Chairman of Gombe state Council of Emirs and Chiefs, Alhaji Abubakar Shehu -Abubakar III, over the loss.


He prayed to Almighty Allah to grant the late royal father Aljannat Firdaus.

The late Emir of Funakeye was installed by Gov. Yahaya in May 2021.


The funeral prayers of the late emir will take place by 2:00 p.m., at the Emir’s palace in Bajoga, Funakaye Local Government Area of Gombe State.



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