By: Tony Ogunleye 

The FCT Minister Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello has expressed his condolences to the people of Kwali Area Council, particularly the Pai Chiefdom over the death of their traditional ruler, HRH Alhaji Abdullahi Bala Ibrahim Pai.

The Minister, who led a high-level delegation of top officials of the FCTA, Area Council chairmen, party chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and royal fathers in the FCT to the palace of the chief on a condolence visit, described the late traditional ruler as a peace loving elder statesman and a father to all.

The Minister recalled that his relationship with the late chief was harmonious as he was “one person who always made out time to attend any meeting called to deliberate on the security, growth and development of the Federal Capital Territory”. 

The Minister stressed that “the Late Traditional Ruler comes for all meetings even when, he was ill”.

“For myself, the Ona of Abaji, the Sarkin Keffi who also led a delegation on this condolence visit and the entire people of Pai, this death is a great loss”, the Minister added. 

Mallam Bello prayed to the Almighty Allah to grant the late traditional ruler ‘Aljanna Firdaus’. 

He assured that the FCTA will continue to support Kwali Area Council, especially in its development strides for the area.

In his remarks, the Ona of Abaji, HRH, Dr. Adamu Baba Yunusa , while praying for the repose of the soul of late traditional ruler, called on the people to emulate his good virtues of encouraging peaceful co-existence.

Earlier, the Minister and his delegation had visited the Kwali Area Council secretariat, where he also condoled with the Council Chairman Hon. Danladi Chiya and the people of Kwali over the death of the royal father.