President Muhammadu Buhari has said the the late Emir of Nasarawa, Alhaji Hassan Ahmed was an advocate of Peace and a firm believer in a better Nigeria.
The President who received the news of his passing with sadness in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina urged the monarchs subjects, friends and associates to harbor anything that creates division in sustaining the monarch’s legacy.
The statement read in part, “President Muhammadu Buhari has received with great sadness, news of the passing of Alhaji Hassan Ahmed Abubakar II, the Emir of Nasarawa.
“On behalf of himself and the Federal Government, President Buhari extends sincere condolences 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.
“The President believes 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 notes 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 prays that Almighty Allah will receive Alhaji Abubakar’s soul and grant his people a worthy successor.” the statement added.