The Emir of Funakaye in Gombe State, Alhaji Mu’azu Muhammad Kwairanga III, has died aged 45.

The emir’s death was announced by Governor Muhammadu Inuwa, who described it as a huge loss not only to his emirate, but to the entire state and nation.

Inuwa, while responding to the sudden death of the royal father, said that the state of Gombe has indeed lost one of its best traditional rulers who worked relentlessly with other royal fathers in the state, offering counsel and paternal guidance for the peace, unity , growth and development of the state in particular and of Nigeria as a whole.

He described the late Emir as a humble, decent and level-headed monarch who cared for his subjects as well as for the unity and progress of the state, and described his 16-month reign as remarkably eventful.

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The Governor therefore expressed his sincere condolences on behalf of the government and people of Gombe State, the Royal Family, the people of the Emirate of Funakaye, the Chairman of the State Council of Emirs and Heads of Gombe, Alhaji Abubakar Shehu Abubakar III and the entire stands over the great loss, praying the Almighty Allah to grant the late royal father Aljannat Firdaus.

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The late Alhaji Muazu Muhammad Kwairanga who was installed as the Emir of Funakaye by Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya in May 2021, died on Saturday, August 27, 2022 at the age of 45.

As announced by the Funakaye Local Government and the Emirate Councils, the funeral prayers will take place today, Sunday, August 28, 2022 at 2:00 PM at the Emir’s Palace in Bajoga, Funakaye Local Government Area, Gombe State as contained in a statement by Ismaila Uba Misilli , Director General, (Press Affairs), Government House Gombe.

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