Borgu’s Emir Death; A Big Blow to Peace and Unity Advocacy In Nigeria – AtikuLatest News, News Sunday, November 1st, 2015
Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar said the demise Saturday, of the Emir of Borgu in Niger State North Central Nigeria, Alhaji Haliru Dantoro, has robbed Nigeria of a passionate advocate of peace, unity, religious tolerance and harmonious coexistence among the country’s complex ethnic diversities.
Atiku in a statement from his media office in Abuja over the weekend to condole the family and the people of Niger State over the death of the former Emir of Borgu, noted that the late Haliru Dantoro was one of the greatest traditional rulers “one could ever encounter, and he always came across as a leader preoccupied with the peace, unity and progress of Nigeria.”
The Turaki Adamawa, reasoned at whatever “age a man dies, what matters was not the length of years on the throne, or on earth, but the enviable legacy he had built for himself while he was privileged to serve his people.”
Atiku indicated that throughout his life on the throne, the late Emir of Borgu had stayed out of controversy, adding that he only preoccupied himself with issues that promoted unity rather than disunity of the country.
The former Vice President also explained that the late Dantoro’s positive contributions to peace and unity were immeasurable.
In his words, Nigeria would greatly miss Dantoro, who he described as an “outstanding, decent and patriotic traditional ruler.”
He extended his condolences to the family, the government and the people of Niger State over the death of the Monarch and prayed Allah to grant him an eternal bliss in paradise.
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