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Deputy Gov, Makarfi, Kukah, Sen Katung, others pay tributes at Kaduna monarch’s funeral


Deputy Gov, Makarfi, Kukah, Sen Katung, others pay tributes at Kaduna monarch’s funeral

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Israel Bulus, Kaduna

The remains of the first class chief of the Moro’a people, His Royal Highness, Mr. Tagwai Sambo was on Saturday committed to mother earth in his hometown, Manchok, in Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The first-class traditional ruler was 88 and had spent 58 years on the throne when his death was announced on June 15 after a protracted illness.

The funeral service in honour of the monarch which witnessed a huge crowd, was held at the Manchok Township Square, Kaura L.G.G.

The event was attended by the Kaduna State Deputy Governor, Hadiza Balarebe; former Gov. Ahmed Makarfi; the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Mathew Hassan Kukah; Catholic Bishop of Kafanchan, Julius Kundi; first-class chiefs, House of representative members, among others.

Trumpets and drums of the Boys Brigade, gunshots of hunters, and other traditional displays were part of the procession that ushered in the remains of the late traditional ruler into the venue.

In her tribute at the funeral, the Deputy Governor of Kaduna State, Dr Hadiza Balarabe, stated that Sambo served the state with extraordinary integrity and compassion.

” The late Chief worked tirelessly to promote peace in his domain and beyond.

“He was not only a custodian of our tradition but a beacon of peace, adding his immeasurable contributions to our dear state will remain indelible in our hearts and his legacies will endure in the minds of those who knew him.”

Also in her tribute, the wife of the deceased, Alisabatu Sambo, described her late husband as a humble man who always put the needs of others before his own.

“His life was a beautiful journey, marked by the love he gave and the lives he touched.

“As we honor his memory, I find solace in the incredible moments we shared and the profound impact he had on our lives,” she added.

She said her husband taught her the true meaning of contentment and love.
Also speaking, the Kaduna-South South Senator, Barr. Sunday Katung said Sambo led his people with the fear of God, dedication, and courage.

” The monarch would be remembered for his laudable contributions to the growth and development of Kaduna State.”

On his part, Bishop Mathew Kukah, Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, said Sambo lived an exemplary life.

He appealed to the young people of Southern Kaduna to honor the late Chief’s memory by sustaining his legacy of love, peace, faith, and unwavering principles.

On his part, former Gov. Ahmed Makarfi said the late Chief was a leader whose life had been about the people and peaceful co-existence among them.

Makarfi explained that Sambo was an epitome of decency, comportment, calm and peaceful mien who performed creditably in all of his responsibilities.

PUNCH reports that the late Sambo was born on Dec. 24, 1936, and ascended the throne at the age of 30 in 1966 and until his appointment, he was the Commissioner for Works and Housing in the North Regional Government.


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