Buhari commiserates with Minister Jedy Agba over passing of father, monarch


President Muhammadu Buhari has joined the Royal Family of Agba, the government and people of Cross River State in mourning the passing of His Royal Majesty Uti (Dr) Joseph Davies Agba, Uti Item 111 of Utugwang, Uti Ukani 1 of Obudu, Paramount Ruler of Obudu Local Government Area (LGA).

Expressing his commiserations to the Minister of State, Power, Prince Goddy Jedy-Agba, the President said His Royal Majesty’s steadfast devotion and dedication to the well-being of his people since acceding to the throne in 1959 will never be forgotten.

As one of the longest serving Monarchs in Africa and recipient of numerous honours both at home and abroad, the President affirmedw d we that the wisdom, courage, dignity and magnanimity of the beloved Royal Father in the several positions he held will continue to serve as a shining example to all.

‘‘On a personal level, I will remember His Majesty for gifting the nation with responsible and patriotic children like Prince Goddy, who are passionate with the vision of a more stable, prosperous and united Nigeria,’’ the President said.

Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu in a press statement said President Buhari prayed for the peaceful repose of the soul of the Royal Father and comfort to all who mourn.