Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai has condoled the people of Zonkwa Chiefdom and the family of His Highness Nuhu Bature, the Agwam Kajju, on his demise.
Malam El-Rufai described HH Nuhu Bature as a good man, a decent monarch and a proponent of peaceful existence, whose counsel and wisdom was always cherished.
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Muyiwa Adekeye, Special Adviser to the Governor (Media & Communication), disclosed in a statement issued on Sunday.
He quoted the governor as saying that “The Kaduna State Government acknowledges and salutes his stature as a royal father who sought to build bridges as part of his resolute commitment to peace and harmony”.
Malam El-Rufai has sent a message of condolence to the family of the revered monarch, praying God to grant him peaceful repose, comfort his family and the entire Zonkwa Chiefdom.
The first-class monarch, Agwam Bajju in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna state, Malam Nuhu Bature who ascended the throne in 1995 died Saturday evening.
A source, from the palace who spoke with Daily Trust on anonymity, said the monarch, who has long been battling with protracted illness, died Saturday evening. The monarch became the first Agwam Bajju when he ascended the throne in 1995.
Bajju Chiefdom, alongside Atyap Chiefdom in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area, were created in 1995 by the then Kaduna State Governor, Col. Lawal Jafaru Isa, three years after Zangon Kataf crisis of 1992.
Yesterday, President Buhari also expressed the nation’s condolences to the government of Kaduna State, the people of Zonkwa Chiefdom and the family of His Highness Nuhu Bature, the Agwam Kajju on his demise.
He prayed for the repose of the souls of the deceased.