Senate president Bukola Saraki has sent his condolence to the family of foremost traditional leader in Kwara State the Etsu Patigi, Alhaji Umar Chatta Ibrahim.
In his statement he described the late ruler as a man of peace, who used his position to positively influence the people around him and all those who looked up to him.
“Alhaji Umar Chatta Ibrahim was an older friend and an ardent supporter. I will personally miss his advise and fatherly disposition. He was always an apostle of peace and good relationship between the various peoples and areas in our dear state. He shall be dearly missed.
“The last time I saw him was during the electioneering campaigns, he was lively and articulate about the hopes and aspirations of the people of Patigi, in particular, and the Kwara North Senatorial District in general. As usual, one saw a traditional ruler who tirelessly canvassed the interest of his people. One never realized it was the last meeting we had that day”, Saraki stated.
He prayed Allah to grant the soul of the departed royal father a place among the righteous ones in Aljannah Firdaus and his loved ones, the fortitude to bear the loss.