The Mbula traditional council has announced the death of HRH Joel J. Fwa, Murum Mbula.
He died at the age of 81, and survived by a wife and 10 children.
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Adamawa governor Ahmadu Fintiri has offered his condolences to the Mbula traditional council, the Royal family and the entire Mbula kingdom over the demise of the ruler.
“It was with great sadness that I received word on Sunday from the Mbula traditional council that His Royal Highness Murum Mbula J. J. Fwa has died” he stated.
He described the late Mbula Monarch as a reservoir of knowledge who dedicated his life to the service of humanity and God.
The governor said Murum’s wise council will be missed in a nation ravaged by crisis and multifaceted challenges threatening to tear her apart.
He urged the good people of Mbula kingdom, the Royal family and the entire Adamawa State to take solace in God and bear the irreparable loss.
“We have lost not just a much loved and highly respected public figure, but a devoted Adamawa son and a proud Monarch whose extraordinary life and work cannot be easily forgotten”.
Fintiri commended his service both in the civil service and traditional institution, adding that he left a mark as a determined, courageous and hardworking patriot who starred the Mbula traditional council that has remain an indisputable institution vital to the peace and unity of the Numan federation and Adamawa State as a whole.
“Adamawa will forever remain grateful to him”.
He also described him as an educationist and technocrat who helped in molding lives, inspiring many that learned under him and recently his Concordia College project that is fostering hope and encouraging ambitions of young people.
While praying God to grant him eternal rest, the Governor noted his numerous contributions to the growth and development of the State, saying “It will take another courageous person to take his place”.