President Muhammadu Buhari has sent his condolences to the royal family, the government and people of Niger State on the demise of Alhaji Salihu Tanko, Emir of Kagara.
He joined the Etsu Nupe and Chairman Council of Traditional Rulers, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar and Kagara emirate in mourning the passing.
The Nigerian leader said the monarch guided his community with dignity and dedication throughout his 30 years on the throne.
“The highly revered Emir served the needs of his people and devoted his resources for their benefit and development”, he noted.
Buhari added that Tanko will be missed by the nation and remembered for his wise counsel to successive administrations
The President prayed to Allah to grant the soul of the deceased eternal rest in Jannatul Firdausi.
Buhari mourns Emir of Kagara