The Governor of Gombe State, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has mourned the demise of Emir of Dutse, Alhaji (Dr) Nuhu Muhammad Sanusi.
The governor condoled with the Jigawa State government and the entire state over the loss.
Sanusi died in Abuja yesterday aged 78 after a brief illness.
The governor expressed sadness over the loss in a condolence message issued by his spokesperson, Ismaila Uba Misilli on Wednesday.
"The demise of the first class traditional ruler, especially at this time, is a great loss not only to Dutse emirate but the country as a whole."
He described the Late Emir as a respected and resourceful leader.
He added that the deceased was always at the forefront in preaching and promoting unity and harmony among the people of his domain, Jigawa state and the nation as a whole.
Governor Yahaya further consoled the family of the late Emir to take solace in the fact the he left behind legacies of "honour, dignity and selfless service".
He also urged them to uphold and sustain the legacies of the late Emir.
"Governor Inuwa, on behalf of the government and people of Gombe state, extended his heartfelt condolences to his Jigawa state counterpart, Muhammadu Badaru Abubakar, the State's Council of Emirs, members of the Dutse royal family as well as government and people of the state over the great loss, praying Almighty Allah to grant the deceased monarch Aljannat Firdaus and comfort those he left behind", the statement added.
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