OrderPaperToday – Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Dr. Ali Ahmad, has described the demise of the Etsu Patigi, Alhaji Ibrahim Chatta Umar (OON) as a huge loss to the state.
The speaker’s special assistant on media, Shuaib Abdulkadir, issued a condolence message in Ilorin on Wednesday which described the late traditional ruler as a detribalized Nigerian who used his position to unite the state in spite of several ethnicities abounding in Kwara.
Ahmad revealed that the late Umar at any point in time was never too busy to share lofty ideas on how to further move the state forward each time he had the opportunity to rub minds with the foremost late monarch bothering on state issues.
The speaker, who rued the royal father’s passage to the great beyond, said his death will put a stop to his services, experience, words of wisdom which are still very much required towards building Kwara as an enviable state in Nigeria.
While expressing his pain, Ahmad emphasized that the first class royal father’s peaceful reign spanning decades brought about tremendous improvement and development to the Ancient Nupe Town, adding that he ruled to the admiration of his subjects.
The speaker prayed Allah in His Infinite mercy to provide the wherewithal for the deceased family to speedily overcome the loss, forgive the late monarch’s shortcomings and grant him Al-Jannah Firdaus.
Reporting by Owokade Oluwatomilade