The governor, who spoke to newsmen shortly after the burial of the late emir in Kagara, Rafi Local Government Area of Niger, said he deserved to be immortalised because of his meritorious services to the state and the country.
Bello said the deceased, being one of the oldest emirs, dedicated his life to the development of his emirate, the state and the nation and as such immortalising him would be the right thing.
The governor said the wise counsel of the deceased would be greatly missed.
Abubakar, who is also the Etsu Nupe, said that the entire traditional council would miss the fatherly advice of the late emir.
Others who were at the burial included the emirs of Agaie, Lapai and Minna. (NAN)