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Chief of Moroa, one of longest-reigning Northern traditional ruler is dead



Dr Tagwai Sambo, the Chief of Moroa, and one of the longest-reigning traditional rulers in northern Nigeria, is dead.

The first-class traditional ruler was 88 and had spent 58 years on the throne. Sambo’s demise was announced on Saturday in Manchok by the Palace Secretary, Mr Iliya Avong.

Sambo was born on December 24, 1936, and ascended the throne at 30 in 1966.

Until his appointment, he was the Commissioner for Works and Housing in the then North Regional Government.

President Bola Tinubu in a heartfelt condolences to the Asholyio people in Southern Kaduna, Kaduna State, stated that the late traditional ruler played a pivotal role in the establishment of Kaduna State University, serving as its pioneer Chancellor.

The President conveyed his condolences in a statement by Chief Ajuri Ngelale, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, on Wednesday.

“President Tinubu pays tribute to a lifetime of selfless service, dedicated to education, peacebuilding, and community development.

The president prayed for the repose of the soul of the departed and comfort for the family and those whose lives the Royal Father touched.

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