DAILY FILE – The sixteenth Emir of Lafia, the late Isa Mustapha Agwai I, was buried on Friday in the Emir’s Palace in Lafia, Nasarawa State, amid tears.
He died on Thursday at the age of 84 in Abuja after a protracted illness.
The Chief Imam of Lafia, Malam Dalhatu Mohammed Dahiru, conducted the funeral prayer at about 3:15 p.m. with families, friends and well-wishers in attendance.
Dignitaries present included Gov. Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State, Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, Sen. Abdullahi Adamu, Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu as well as traditional and religious leaders within and outside the State.
After the funeral prayer, the body of the deceased was taken to the ancestral home of late Mamman Ari Agwai in Kofar Kaura for burial.
He is survived by two children — Alhaji Musa Isa Mustapha Agwai and Hajiya Hauwa Isa Mustapha Agwai. The late emir was born in 1935 at kofar kaura in Lafia town to the family of Muhammad Al-Mustapha Marafa and Hajiya Halimatu.
He was the longest-serving traditional ruler in the emirate council, spending 45 years on the throne as well as a former Chairman of the Nasarawa State Council of Chiefs.
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