Governor Inuwa Leads Government Functionaries, Traditional Rulers, As Thousands Attend Funeral Prayer (Janazah) Of Late Emir Of Funakaye, Mu’azu Muhammad Kwairanga III

Earlier today, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya led the Gombe State government’s delegation to the funeral prayer (Janazah) of the late Emir of Funakaye, His Royal Highness, Alhaji Mu’azu Muhammad Kwairanga who passed away in the late hours of Saturday, 27th August 2022 in Baja.

According to a press release on Sunday, 28th August 2022 signed by the Director-General (Press Affairs) Gombe Government House, Ismaila Uba Misilli, he said that the funeral prayer, which was held at the Funakaye Central Mosque, Bajoga was attended by thousands of sympathisers from within and outside the State.

Shortly after the funeral prayer, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya proceeded to the Emir’s Palace where he condoled with the royal family members and also received commiserations from traditional rulers, community leaders, government officials, associates and other sympathisers.

in an emotion-laden voice, Governor Inuwa said, “Today, a giant tree has fallen in Gombe State. We have lost a rare gem, a humble and dedicated royal father who was highly cherished by his subjects and the entire people of the State.

Governor Inuwa noted that the late monarch lived a life of service and offered counsel and fatherly guidance for the peace, unity, growth and development of the state in particular and Nigeria as a whole within less than 2 years of his reign as Emir of Funakaye.

He added that “his sudden exit is a lesson to all of us, especially considering his status and age, but what was destined by Allah is not questionable; as such I am using this medium to urge us all to take solace in the fact that it is All who gives and takes at decreed times.

“On behalf of myself, the government and the  good people of Gombe State, I wish to extend our condolences to the bereaved family members and the entire Funakaye Community over this monumental loss”

The Governor expressed appreciation to all that attended the funeral, especially the traditional rulers from the neighbouring State of Yobe.

Governor Inuwa Yahaya’s entourage included the Speaker of Gombe State House of Assembly, Hon. Abubakar Mohammed Luggerewo, Secretary to the State Government, Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi, Chief of Staff, Abubakar Inuwa Kari, Head of Service, Bappayo Yahaya, Commissioners, Special Advisers, Directors-General among other top Government functionaries.

The late Alhaji Muazu Muhammad Kwairanga was installed as the Emir of Funakaye in Ma, 2021 and died yesterday, 27th August 2022 at the age of 45.

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