The Emir of Patigi in Patigi Local Government Area of Kwara State, Ibrahim Umar is dead. Late Umar reportedly died in Abuja on Tuesday night March 19th after a brief illness as confirmed by Muritala Raheem, Personal Assistant to the Emir of Ilorin and the Chairman of the state’s Council of Emirs and Obas.
Until his death, the deceased was the vice chairman of the state’s traditional council. The remains of the first class traditional ruler was buried on Wednesday in Patigi by 2 p.m.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, described the death of the Emir of Patigi, Alhaji Ibrahim Chatta Umar as a huge shock and a monumental loss.
The minister in a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday, and signed by his media aide, Mr. Segun Adeyemi, condoled with the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, the government and people of Kwara and, in particular, the people of Patigi over the loss.
He described the late Emir, who was the Vice Chairman of the State’s Traditional Council, as a man of peace, a great custodian of his people’s culture and a father to all, saying his wise counsel and leadership will be greatly missed, especially at this critical time in the history of Kwara State.