By Tongnaan Dada Bawa, Jos
The Northern Governors Forum has described as sad the demise of the Paramount and Supreme Ruler of the Jukun Race and Chairman, Taraba State Council of Traditional Rulers, His Majesty, Dr. Shekarau Angyu Masa Ibi, Kuvyo II CON who joined his ancestors at the age of 84.
Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Plateau State Simon Bako Lalong who described the death of the Aku Uka as painful, said the Royal Father was a man of integrity and a uniting factor having led the Kwararafa Race for 45 Years.
In a statement signed by his Director of Press and Public Affairs Makut Macham on Wednesday in Jos disclosed that, while condoling Governor Darius Ishaku and the entire people of Taraba State, Lalong said Shakarau did a lot to enhance the political, educational, social, economic and cultural lives of his people by initiating various programs and projects during his lifetime.
He also provided leadership to the sons and daughters of Jukun race at home and abroad and mobilised them for various accomplishments in their areas of endeavour which rubbed off positively on the kingdom.
Governor Lalong also praised the role played by the Royal Father in the affairs of the Northern Region and the nation where he contributed enormously within the Traditional System to advance solutions to many challenges of the region and the nation at large.
Governor Lalong said the Northern Governors Forum will miss his wise counsel and passion for peace, harmony and development which he consistently advocated during his reign.
He asked God to grant the Royal Father eternal rest and comfort the Jukun nation and the entire people of Taraba State.