From Olanrewaju Lawal, Birnin Kebbi
The Emir of Zuru, Major-General (rtd) Muhammed Sani Sani, Gomi II, has commended the Nigeria Army for chasing away bandits in his domain and also lauded Kebbi State Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, on various developments recorded in the state.
Emir stated this while hosting Bagudu in his palace during the governor’s condolence visit over the death of the district head of Ribah, Alhaji Garba Musa and Sarkin Malaman Zuru, Sheik AbdulRahman Hamza Balarabe.
The Emir said: “Poverty in Kebbi is fast disappearing because of many good tidings you brought to Kebbi. It is all over the news that investors and many important people come into the state because of your steadfastness. A lot of developmental projects are going on in Kebbi State security is also improving, courtesy to your good effort.
“The Commanding Officer is hardworking. In fact, he is the best CO we have ever heard. I will be happy if he can be promoted, because he chased the bandits way.”
The Emir, who expressed deep appreciation to the governor for the condolence visit, described the death of late Sarkin Malaman Zuru as a big loss to the emirate.
“The deceased, Sarkin Malamai, was vastly educated, a significant scholar in the state and member of many committees in Zuru. He left a big vacuum in the emirate,” he lamented.
Bagudu condoled with the Emir of Zuru over the deaths of the late traditions officials and prayed the Almighty to forgive them, admit them into Aljannah Firdausi and give their families the strength to bear the loss.