Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku has expressed shock and sadness over the passing on of His Royal Majesty, Dr Shekarau Angyu Masa-Ibi, the Aku Uka of Wukari and chairman of the Taraba State Council of Chiefs.
A statement signed by Mr.q Bala Dan Abu, special adviser to Governor Ishaku on media and publicity, described the late Aku Uka as a foremost paramount ruler whose reign brought peace, unity and prosperity to Wukari, Taraba State and the entire ancient Kwararafa Kingdom.
The governor described his reign as a period of self-discovery by the Jukun people of their strategic place in history and role in the promotion of modern civilisation in Nigeria and beyond.
He said, Masa-Ibi was a leader with a rare sense of history and praised him for his immense contributions to the documentation of the historic contributions of the Jukun and the entire Kwararafa people to the emergence of modern nations in Africa and Nigeria in particular.
“The demise of the traditional ruler at this point in time has robbed Taraba State and Nigeria of the benefits of his wise counsel which he offered very generously in his personal capacity and as chairman of the Taraba State Council of Chiefs. “I prayed God for the repose of his soul” Ishaku mound.
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