Niger State mourns Emir of Kagara


The Secretary to the Government of Niger , Ahmed Matane has described the death of Malam Salihu Tanko, the Emir of Kagara on Tuesday, in Rafi Local Government Area of the as saddening.

The traditional ruler died in the early hours of Tuesday in Minna after a protracted illness.

Matane described the late Emir as a bridge-builder who across ethnic, cultural, and religious divides to promote peace and unity not only in domain but the as a whole.




“The contributions of late Malam Salihu Tanko to the of Kagara Emirate, the  and indeed are unparalleled.

life on earth was very eventful and achievements in all spheres of life left indelible marks on the people of domain and Nigerians.




“On behalf of the Government and people of Niger State, I want to express my sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Chairman, Niger State Council of Traditional Rulers, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, the Etsu Nupe, of late Malam Salihu Tanko, and the people of Kagara Emirate,” Matane said.




He prayed that God would forgive the late Emir and soul eternal rest as well as give and the people of the Emirate the strength to bear the loss. (NAN)