The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, George Akume, has expressed deep shock over the demise of the traditional ruler of Sankera in Benue State, Abu King Shuluwa at the age of 79.
King Shuluwa, who was the Tor Sankera and Chairman, Sankera Intermediate Area Traditional Council and a member of the Tiv Area Traditional Council and Benue State Council of Traditional Rulers, reportedly passed two days ago.
In a statement on Monday, the SGF described the late monarch as a lover of peace and unity, whose leadership style has facilitated the harmonious co-existence among the people of Sankera kingdom which comprises Katsina-Ala, Logo and Ukum Local Government Areas.
He extols the late Tor Sankera as a political colossus whose sway as a three-time Commissioner of Benue State has contributed immensely to the political and economic development of the State.
SGF commiserates with the Government and people of Benue State, Benue State Council of Traditional Rulers, his immediate family and prays God to grant eternal repose to the soul of the departed.