FCT Minister consoles Kwali Residents on Monarch’s death
By Hudu Yakubu Abuja
The Minister of the Nigerian Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has expressed his condolences to the people of Kwali Area Council, particularly the Pai Chiefdom over the death of their traditional ruler, HRH Alhaji Abdullahi Bala Ibrahim Pai.
The Minister who led a high-level delegation of top officials of the FCTA, Area Council chairmen, All Progressives Congress (APC) party chieftains and royal fathers in the FCT to the palace of the chief on a condolence visit, described the late traditional ruler as a peace-loving elder statesman and a father to all.
Reminiscing his time with the deceased, Malam Bello spoke in Hausa that his relationship with the late chief was harmonious and he was “one person who always made out time to attend any meeting called to deliberate on the security, growth and development of the FCT and the residents. He comes for all meetings even when he was ill”.
“For myself, the Ona of Abaji, the Sarkin Keffi who also led a delegation on this condolence visit and the entire people of Pai, this death is a great loss”, the Minister stated.
Malam Bello prayed for the Almighty Allah to grant the late traditional ruler ‘Aljanna Firdaus’.
He also assured residents that the FCTA will continue to support Kwali Area Council, especially in its development agenda for the area.
The Ona of Abaji, HRH, Dr. Adamu Baba Yunusa while praying for the repose of the soul of the late traditional ruler, called on the people to emulate his good virtues of encouraging peaceful co-existence.
Earlier, the Minister and his delegation had visited the Kwali Area Council secretariat where he also condoled the Council Chairman Hon. Danladi Chiya and the people of Kwali over the death of the royal father.
He congratulated the chairman on his re-election for a second term in office while commending his effort at security and for bringing harmony between farmers and herders in the area.
According to him, “All the efforts you have been making to provide security in Kwali and by extension, the FCT, especially in terms of harmony between farmers and herders in your community is quite commendable”.
The Council Chairman commended the Minister for his good leadership style which, he said, had ensured peace and harmony in the council. He thanked the Minister for the visit which he also said was historic.
Also at the palace on a condolence visit was a delegation from the Keffi Emirate in Nasarawa State led by HRH Dr Shehu Chindo Yamusa III and other royal fathers
The Chairmen of Kwali accompanied the Minister, Gwagwalada and Abaji Area Councils, the APC Chairman of FCT, Hon Abdulmalik Usman, and the former Senator representing FCT Sen. Sidi Ali, senior FCTA officials and other FCT political and community leaders.