Emir of Zazzau’s demise, big loss to Nigeria – Kalu

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By Ikenna Uwadileke

Abuja  – A Governor of , Sen. Orji Kalu, has described the passing away of the Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris, as a big loss to Nigeria.
In a condolence message made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja, he described the late monarch as `a selfless statesman and rare gem’.
Kalu, who is also the Chief Whip in the , called on the family of the late royal father to uphold remarkable .
Kalu added that the late ruler was passionate about development at all levels, noting that he would be remembered for serving people selflessly.
While commiserating with the and people of and the Zazzau Emirate Council, the governor prayed Allah to grant the late emir aljannah firdaus and the family the fortitude to bear the loss.
He said: “The demise of the Emir of Zazzau and Chairman, Emirate Council, Alhaji Shehu Idris, is a huge loss to Nigeria.
“The late monarch was known to be upright, patriotic, selfless and charismatic. 45-year reign as Emir of Zazzau was remarkable and historic.
“During his reign, and at large witnessed robust development. His remain evergreen in the minds of the people.
“The late monarch surely be missed by all and sundry, as he was a highly detrabilised Nigerian,’’ he said.
Kalu extended his heartfelt condolences to members of the Idris family and urged them to take solace in the that their late patriarch lived a purposeful , dedicated to to humanity.
NAN reports that Idris, who died on Sunday at the age of 84, was the 18th Emir of Zazzau and Chairman of Zazzau Emirate Council and the State Council of Chiefs.