President Muhammadu Buhari says he is saddened by the death of the Emir of Katagum, Alhaji Kabir Umar.
The president, in a statement Sunday by his spokesman Mr Femi Adesina, condoled with the Emir’s family, friends, the people and the government of Bauchi State.
The statement read: "President Buhari shares the grief of the people of the Katagum Emirate and all who mourn the demise of the royal father, who was a symbol of peace and dedicated himself to the cause of fostering unity around the country.
"The President notes that as a former Minister of Internal Affairs and legislator in the Northern House of Assembly, in the First Republic, and later the Emir of Katagum, Alhaji Kabir Umar served the country diligently with honour and distinction.
"President Buhari believes the royal father, who upheld the culture and traditions of his people during his reign, will be long remembered and honoured for his humility, dignity and profound contributions to national development.
"The President urges all who mourn the monarch to reflect on his worthy service of over three decades to his people and the nation and honour his legacies of strengthening the peaceful co-existence of Nigerians from different tribes and traditions.
"The President prays that Almighty Allah will comfort all who mourn Alhaji Umar and bring forth a worthy successor to take his place on the revered throne of Katagum."