By Umar Muhammad Puma
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has expressed shock over the news of the demise of the Emir of Gombe, HRH Alhaji Shehu Usman Abubakar.
Tambuwal, in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Malam Imam Imam, described the late traditional ruler was a man of peace, whose reign brought about unprecedented development in Gombe Emirate.
He described the deceased as a man of conviction, who earned the respect of his subjects and outsiders alike.
“He stood firmly for what he believed in. To him, the interest of the people of Gombe was paramount in all his dealings. The late Emir will be sorely missed by all those who know him. I pray to Allah to forgive his shortcomings and reward his good deeds with Jannatul firdaus,” the Speaker added.