Aminu Tambuwal, has described the late Emir of Katagum, Alhaji Kabir Umar, as a ruler whose reign brought peace and development to the Katagum Emirate of Bauchi State.
He died on yesterday night after a protracted illness of five years.
Tambuwal said: “I have interacted with the late Emir in the past and every time I had the opportunity of meeting him, I was left with the impression of a very honest leader who dedicated himself to the service of others.
“Through his vast knowledge, he made invaluable contributions to the growth and development of Bauchi State in particular, and Nigeria in general”.
The late emir, who was 89 years old, is survived by 49 children.
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