Buhari, Kalu Extols Wukari Traditional Ruler Aku Uka

By Ogechi Okorie

Abuja (Precise Post) – President Muhammadu has described the death of paramount traditional ruler, the Aku Uka of Wukari and Chairman, Taraba State Council of Chiefs, Dr. Shekarau Angyu Masa-Ibi, as a great loss to Taraba State and Nigeria.

The president’s reaction to the news of the death of the leading traditional ruler was contained in a statement issued yesterday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, in Abuja.

The President said: “The passing of Shekarau Angyu at this time when the country needed his immense wisdom and knowledge in its efforts to overcome its challenges is a great loss for which I cannot find the right words to describe.”

According to President Buhari, “the late paramount ruler was a simple man who avoided publicity and controversy throughout his life of service to his people and the country.”

Whip of the Senate also commiserated with the government and people of Taraba on the death of the Aku-Uka.

Kalu, in a statement in Abuja, extolled the virtues of the late traditional ruler and described him as a strong advocate of peaceful co-existence among ethnic groups in Nigeria.

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