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Niger govt mourns Sarkin Sudan Kontagora



The Niger State Authorities has described late Sarkin Sudan, Kontagora, Niger State, Alhaji Saidu Namaska, as a promoter of peace and unity.

He died at this time, Thursday, ninth September, 2021 on the age of 84 in Abuja after a protracted sickness.

In a condolence message on behalf of the state, the Secretary to the State Authorities (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, expressed grief and unhappiness over the loss of life of the Sarkin Sudan, Kontagora.

Matane acknowledged that with the passing of Alhaji Saidu Namaska, Niger State, and Nigeria as an entire have misplaced considered one of its longest-reigning monarchs, whose contributions to the peaceable co-existence of his topics and unity amongst Nigerians can’t be forgotten in years to return.

The SSG additionally described him as a bridge-builder who reached throughout ethnic, cultural, and non secular divides to advertise peace and unity not solely in his area however the State as an entire.

“The contributions of late Saidu Namaska to the event of Kontagora Emirate, all the State and certainly Nigeria are unparalleled. His life on earth was very eventful and his achievements in all spheres of life left indelible marks on the individuals of his area, Nigerlites and Nigerians.

“The Authorities and folks of Niger State expressed their heartfelt condolences to the Chairman, Niger State Council of Conventional Rulers, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, the Etsu Nupe, household of late Alhaji Saidu Namaska and the individuals of Kontagora Emirate.


“We pray that the Almighty Allah (SWT) would forgive the shortcomings of the departed, keep in mind his good works, grant his soul everlasting relaxation in addition to give his household and the individuals of the Emirate the much-needed energy and luxury to bear the loss,” he mentioned.

The monarch, who till his loss of life was the Vice-Chairman, Niger State Council of Conventional Rulers, spent 47 years on the throne.

Alh. Namaska was born in Kontagora on thirty first, December 1937 and ascended to the stool in 1974 because the sixth Sarkin Sudan, Kontagora.

The late Sarkin Sudan of Kontagora is survived by wives, youngsters and great-grandchildren.

The Secretary to the State Authorities then introduced that the Janazah Prayer would happen at this time on the Palace of Sarkin Sudan, Kontagora by 4:00 pm.

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