Tom Okpe, Abuja
Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has described the death of the Emir of Pategi, Alhaji Ibrahim Chatta Umar as a monumental loss.
Speaking in Abuja at the weekend, the minister condoled with the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, the government and people of Kwara state and the people of Pategi in particular over the loss.
He described the late emir, who was the vice chairman of the state’s traditional rulers’ council, “as a man of peace, a great custodian of the people’s culture and a father to all,” saying his wise counsel and leadership will be greatly missed, especially at this critical time in the history of Kwara state.
“My last meeting with the emir was during the burial of the father of Olofa of Offa which has left me with a good memory of the departed monarch,” Alhaji Mohammed said.
He prayed that God will grant the late emir Al-Jannah Firdaus and comfort the people he left behind.