The Speaker House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has called on all Nigerians to embrace the culture of peace and philanthropy.
He made the call on Thursday in Gboko, Benue state, at the funeral of the paramount ruler of Tiv land, Alfred Akawe Torkula IV.
According to a statement, the Speaker extolled the virtues of the late revered monarch.
He described him as a man of peace, and a patriot whose reign brought unprecedented development to the Tiv nation.
“We have lost a rare gem and a man of vision whose public service career prepared him ahead of others and propelled him to succeed as Tor Tiv, We will miss him and his rich and wide wealth of wisdom he garnered.”
A dead man is never honoured by words of ovation. We can praise him to the highest heaven but it won’t make any meaning to him but the only way to honour him is to replicate his good deeds,” the Speaker admonished.
The Speaker said late Torkula belonged to the special class of famous people and that “they are honoured by the works and good deeds that survive them which are not inscribed in any tomb but written in the hearts and minds of the people they left behind.”