Governor Muhammadu Inuwa has expressed grief over the demise of Ajiyan Gombe and Senior District Head of Kwami, Alhaji Haruna Abdullahi who died in the early hours of today at the age of 94 after a protracted illness.
In a statement of condolence signed by his media aide, Ismaila Uba Misilli, the Governor described the passage of the traditional leader as a huge loss to the state and the nation.
He said that the deceased was an iconic figure, reputable educationist and highly respected leader in Gombe State, who, throughout his 53 years of reign as a district head, was known for preaching peace and championing the course of unity and harmony, not only within his domain but across the entire state.
The Governor said the late traditional leader has left behind huge vacuum and indelible footprints, adding that the government will surely miss his fatherly guidance and counsels.
He urged the family members to sustain the legacies of honour, dignity and selfless service left by the late senior district head, Alhaji Haruna Abdullahi.
Governor Inuwa, on behalf of the Government and people of Gombe State, extended his heartfelt condolences to the Gombe Emirate Council, the people of Kwami District and the entire Kwami community over the monumental loss, praying Almighty Allah to grant the deceased Aljannat Firdaus.
Meanwhile, the funeral prayer ( Janazah) for the late Ajiyan Gombe has been scheduled for today, 11th July, 2022 by 2:30pm at Malam Sidi, headquarters of Kwami Local Government.