President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness on the passing away of the Paramount Ruler of the Tiv people of Benue State, the Tiv, Alfred Akawe Torkula and a Minister of Defence in the First Republic, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Wada.
In separate condolences, the President commiserates with the immediate families, friends and associates of the deceased, the governments and people of Benue and Kano States and urges them to take solace in the knowledge that the departed distinguished Nigerians lived well and contributed significantly to the development of not only their states but the country in general.
President Buhari, who notes that the Fourth Tiv was a great advocate of peace and unity during his 24-year reign, urged his subjects to maintain the existing peace during and after the succession process.
On Alhaji Wada, the President recalled with pride his active years as a renowned teacher, parliamentarian and minister up until his post-political career as a foremost transporter and industrialist.
The President prays that God Almighty grants rest to the souls of the two senior citizens whose wisdom and fatherly counsel will certainly be missed by the current crop of leaders in the country.
Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity)
November 25, 2015