One of the illustrious Sons of Lere Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Mr Tom Garba, has described the demise of Emir of Lere Gen Abubakar Garba Muhammed as a big blow.
According to Garba, the Emir was a mentor and ensured the unity of the people.
In a statement, Garba said the Emir was a rallying point for unity of the people o Kaduna State, a bridge-builder and a huge link for the peaceful coexistence of the entire people of Lere LGA.
While commiserating with his immediate family, Lere LGA, Kaduna state and Nigeria at large, Garba said a gap has been created, a link cut off from people.
“A shoe of a great man is empty, who can wear it? Garba asked, stating that the traditional ruler lived well and gave the best for humanity.
“Allah’s blessings shall be his portion in the life hereafter. Sir, I met you in a few gatherings and I discovered instances abound in you to be one of the nicest men I must emulate.
“You said love to humanity is love for God. You preached peace at all times because it is God’s gift to mankind, a pivotal means that humanity can enjoy life to the fullest.
“You were a Man of double honors, an enigma of success yet humble because it’s in you the love of Mankind.
“I can’t stop shedding tears as I discovered that the man who through all his life lived loving the people of Lere, serving as a rallying point, supporting and golden advice to anyone around him is no more.
“Sir, yours is a great life and reward by Allah in paradise. My prayers are that we live on the legacies you have carved out for us, we follow in the good steps you have imprinted in our mother Land, in the sands of times you will still be remembered for good because posterity will judge well.
“Have a better rest now because you have worked well, Aljannatur Firdausi, and bountiful rewards are all my prayers for you,” Tom prayed.