Bauchi State Governor, Alhaji Mohammed A. Abubakar alongside some of his colleagues on Monday attended the Janaza (Muslim burial rites) of the late Emir of Katagum, Alhaji Dr. Kabiru Umar who died on Sunday.
The 89 year old emir died after a protracted illness.
However on Monday, thousands of Nigerians from within and outside the state attended the funeral including representatives of President Muhammadu Buhari, emirs, governors, top government officials and well wishers/family members of the late emir.
Prominent among the dignitaries that witnessed the funeral are; Representatives of the President comprising Chief of Staff to the President Alh. Abba Kyari, Customs Boss Col. Hamidu Ali (rtd), Minister of the FCT Alh. Muhammad Bello, Governors Kashim Shettima of Borno State, Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa State, their Royal Highnesses Alh. Dr. Rilwanu Suleiman Adamu of Bauchi, Alh. Dr. Ahmed Suleiman of Misau, Alh. Usman Bilyaminu Othman of Dass, Alh. Muhammad Sunusi II of Kano, Alh. Abubakar Shehu Abubakar of Gombe, several emirs from within and outside the state.
Top government officials of Bauchi State Government were also in attendance; Secretary to the State Government Alh. Nadada Umar, Head of Service Alh. Liman Bello, Chief of Staff Government House Bauchi Arch. Audu Sule Katagum, Hon. Members of the State and National Assembly from the state and a host of others.
His Royal Highness the Emir of Kano Malam Muhammadu Sanusi II led the Janaza (Funeral) prayer.
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