The late Emir of Lafia Emirate in Nasarawa State, Alhaji Isa Mustapha Agwai I who died on the age of 84 on Thursday in Abuja has been buried in his household home at Kofar Kaura behind the palace by three pm after the Friday Juma’at prayer.
The funeral prayer was led by the Chief Imam of Lafia, Sheikh Dalhatu Dahiru Aliyu.
Present on the funeral prayer was some prime dignitaries including the Governor of Nasarawa State, Alhaji Umaru Tanko Almakura, Emirs and Chiefs from inside and outdoors the state.
Other outstanding individuals who attended the funeral consists of; Governor Umaru Almakura of Nasarawa, Rochas Okorocha of Imo, Simon Lalong of Plateau, Emirs of Keffi, Argungu, Fika, Ayi Abagantoni, Doma, Etsu Nupe, Emir of Nasarawa, Emirs and Chiefs of Nasarawa State, Chief of Shendam, General TY Danujuma, Labaran Maku, Dep Governor of Nasarawa Silas Agara, Speaker Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Ibrahim Abdulahi Balarabe, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, Labaran Maku, Former Minister of the FCT, Bala Muhammad amongst others.
The attendees eulogised the late emir emphasizing that they have lost a father who was a man of peace.
According to them, Nigeria and the state, particularly, has lost a man of peace who believes in diplomacy.
The late Emir was the 16th on the throne, topped in 1974 and served for 44 years because the longest-serving Emir within the historical past of the Lafia emirate council.
Alhaji Isa Mustapha Agwai I used to be the previous Chancellor of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, (ATBU), the chancellor of University of Technology, Akure and Federal University, Utuoke in Bayelsa State.
He was the Vice Chairman of Jama’atu Nastril Islam, (JNI), Chairman of JNI in Nasarawa State and National Vice chairman of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs in Nigeria, (NSCIA).
Markets, store, and buying and selling actions have been on stand nonetheless and a few commuters plying the Eastern a part of Nigeria have been stranded forcing them to boycott the key roadblocks mounted by security operatives within the state to ease visitors congestion from individuals coming to Lafia to attend the funeral.