Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State, has expressed heartfelt sympathy with the people of Mbamnga Chiefdom on the death of their paramount ruler, Ambassador Emmanuel Njiwah.
This is contained in a statement issued to newsmen in Jalingo by the Senior Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Bala Dan Abu.
The statement said, Governor Ishaku received news of the sudden passing of Ambassador Njiwah with deep shock and described the traditional ruler’s death as a huge loss to Taraba State and Nigeria as a whole.
He said, as a diplomat, Njiwah served his country with utmost sense of duty and patriotism, adding that the bridge of unity and cooperation built by the deceased between Nigeria and the Republic of Cameroon where he served as Nigeria’s ambassador, has endured till today.
The statement noted that Njiwah was an outstanding diplomat, dependable community leader and patriot.
Governor Ishaku also explained that Njiwah’s death less than three years into his reign as the paramount ruler of Mbamnga Chiefdom has robbed the people of the community and Taraba State in general of his mature leadership, community service and exemplary life of charity.
The Governor, however, prayed God to grant his soul eternal rest.