Mai Tangle’s Death: Gombe Governor Visits Billiri


    *counsels family, Tangale Chiefdom to remain calm

    *zays “God will guide us to do the right thing as we move forward “

    *describes late Monarch as man of peace 

    By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna

    Gombe State Governor,  Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya earlier today,  visited Poshiya Palace of the Mai Tangle in Billiri Local Government area,  where he counselled the family of the late monarch and the people of the Tangale  Chiefdom to remain calm and ensure that the peace the royal father preached and died for continues to prevail in the land.

    This was contained in a statement signed by his Director- General (Press Affairs), Ismaila Uba Misilli.

    While answering questions from newsmen shortly after the visit to the royal family, the Governor expressed optimism that God will guide both the Tangale traditional council and the state government to do the correct thing and move forward. 
    ” We will keep ourselves as a family  and we will not derail, and I believe God in His wisdom will guide us to do the correct thing and move forward”. 
    Governor Yahaya, was accompanied by  the Secretary to the State Government, Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi,  Chief of Staff, Alhaji Abubakar Inuwa Kari,  Commissioners, State APC Caretaker Chairman, Mr. Nitte Amangal, Special Advisers, PPS and other senior government officials.
    The Governor had earlier in a message of condolence,  expressed grief over the death of His Royal Highness,  Dr. Abdu Buba Maisheru II, the Mai Tangle, whom he described as an exemplary leader who will be remembered for his commitment to peace and unity. 
    In the statement, he said the demise of the traditional ruler at this time is indeed a great loss not only to the Tangale traditional council but to the people and government of Gombe state as well as Nigeria at large.
    Governor Yahaya described the late Mai Tangle as a highly respected monarch who’s 19-year reign on the throne helped in promoting unity and peace in Tangale land as well as attracting significant development and progress to his people.
    “His Royal Highness was a distinguished traditional ruler who dedicated his royal duties towards building a united community, both in his role as a key member of the Gombe state council of emirs and chiefs and as the chairman of the northern christian traditional rulers. 
    “We will surely miss his royal counsels, fatherly guidance and advice”. 
    The Governor praised the contributions of the royal father to the peaceful coexistence and socio-economic  development of his Chiefdom and the state, which he said endeared him to his subjects and all those who related with him.
    On behalf of the Government and people of Gombe State, Governor Yahaya conveyed his deepest condolences to his immediate family and the entire Tangale community over the huge loss of the royal father, praying Almighty God to grant him eternal rest.  


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