Emir of Gaya, Ibrahim Abdulkadir dies @ 91

By Gabriel Atumeyi

One of the oldest emirs in northern Nigeria, the Emir of Gaya, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulkadir, has died.

He died in Kano State on Wednesday at the age of 91.

A presidential aide, Bashir Ahmad, confirmed the death in a Facebook post.

“As announced by Abubakar Aminu Ibrahim, the SSA on New Media to the Governor of Kano State, our Amir, the Emir of Gaya Emirate, Alhaji (Dr.) Ibrahim Abdulkadir is dead, ‘Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji’un’!

“The Emir was a great leader, he was born in 1930, 91 years ago, and had been on the throne for more than 30 years.

“May Allah (SWT) accept his good deeds, grant him Jannah Al-Firdaus, and grant his family and the entire Gaya Emirate the fortitude to bear this great loss. Ameen!”

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