*** Says Maigari’s death a great loss to Kogi State
By Amuda Dan Sulaiman Fab
The son of late Maiyaki of Kupa, Pharm Dauda Kabir Isa, has described the death of the Maigari of Lokoja a great loss not only to the people of Lokoja Chiefdom and the state but the country in general, especially its traditional institutions.
Isa, in a statement in Lokoja on Thursday, said the late Maigari who died on Wednesday in Abuja, was a peace builder and highly respected first-class traditional ruler in the state who ruled his people without sentiment.
He stated that the death of the 80-year-old late Maigari has created a vacuum in the traditional institution in the state, the mornarch being one of the longest servicing traditional rulers in Kogi, adding that ‘the state and indeed the country will miss his fatherly counseling.’
According to the senator, ‘Baba left in a time when we needed him most for his Prayers and constant guidance, especially at this trying times of Insecurity and other social challenges in the traditional council and the state in general.’
He praised the mornarch for having ‘lived a worthy and exemplary life,’ saying he was ‘humble and down to earth.’
Isah pray that ‘Allah will comfort his immediate family, the entire people of Lokoja traditional council and the people of the state for the great loss.’