Governor Muhammadu Yahaya of Gombe State has expressed grief over the demise of the Emir of Yamaltu, His Royal Highness, Usman Jonga who died on Wednesday.
The governor described the death of the traditional ruler as a great loss to the Yamaltu Emirate, the entire state and Nigeria at large.
He said ”the late Emir was a humble and dedicated ruler, who lived a life of service to his people, the state and the nation and left behind a legacy of honour.”
Governor Yahaya also noted that the late Emir worked tirelessly with other royal fathers and offered counsels as well as fatherly guidance for the peace, unity, growth of the state.
According to him, ”his interactions with the late monarch always left him with the impression of a humble leader who cared for his subjects as well as the unity and progress of the state.”
He extended his heartfelt condolences on behalf of the Government and people of Gombe State to the royal family, people of Yamaltu Emirate and the entire state over the great loss and prayed Almighty Allah to grant the late Emir Aljannat Firdaus.
Late Jonga was installed as the 3rd Emir of Yamaltu on 11th April, 2008 and died on Wednesday, 28th August, 2019 in Gombe at the age of 73. He got retired as a Deputy Superintendent of Police.
The Emirate Council announced that the funeral prayers would take place on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at the Emir’s palace in Dadinkowa, Yamaltu Deba Local Government, Gombe State.