The Northern Governors Forum has described the death of the Emir of Zazzau , Alhaji Shehu Idris, as painful and a big loss to the nation.
The Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Plateau, Simon Lalong,in a condolence message by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr Makut Macham, on Sunday in Jos condoled with his family, the people of Zazzau Emirate and Kaduna State.
“The late Emir lived a very productive life and represented the virtues of truth, service and honesty in his 45 years on the throne.
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“His leadership and goodwill attracted enormous development to the Emirate and also improved the living standards of his people.
“He connected easily with people from all parts of the country and offered wise counsel to Governments at all levels. He will surely be missed,” he said.
Lalong said the Northern Governors benefited from the counsel and knowledge of the royal father, who promoted unity, peace and security of the region and the nation.
He prayed God to grant him eternal rest.