President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed great sadness and a deep feeling of immense personal and national loss, at the news of the passing away of the Emir of Borgu, Alhaji Haliru Dantoro, Kitoro III.
A statement by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity said that President Buhari, on behalf of himself, his family and the Federal Government, extends sincere condolences to the late Emir’s family and the people of Borgu Emirate over whom he ruled for many years with commendable wisdom, benevolence and an uncommon dedication to duty.
“The President also commiserates with the government and entire people of Niger State on the death of the very illustrious traditional ruler who will be long remembered and honoured for his notable contributions to the development of his community, state and country.
“The President joins them in mourning Alhaji Haliru, a friend and associate of many years, with whom he shared the vision of a peaceful, politically stable, united, progressive and prosperous Nigeria to which every citizen will be proud to belong.
“President Buhari will forever treasure his memories of the late Emir as a great patriot, indefatigable unifier and bridge-builder who did his utmost best as a political leader and traditional ruler to strengthen the bonds that bind all Nigerians together in the interest of national peace, harmony and progress.”
The President, the statement also said, prayed for a worthy successor who will build on the laudable legacies of his life of service to community and country.