By Sadiq Abubakar, Abuja.
The senate minority leader, Senator Phillip Aduda representing the FCT has explained how he facilitated the upgrading the stool of the late Etsu of Kwali chiefdom, HRH Alhaji Sha’aban Audu Nizazo (III) in second class status.
Aduda, while speaking with newsmen after he attended burial of the late Etsu of Kwali, Alhaji Sha’aban Audu Nizazo at the deceased private residence in Kwali on Friday, explained how he chaired the ministerial committee on chieftancy tussle constituted by the former FCT minister, Senator Bala Mohammed.
He recalled that as chairman of the committee, he was also been able to ensured the upgrading and presentation of staff of office to the Etsu of Yaba, HRH Alhaji Abdullahi Adamu, as second class, late chief of Pai chiefdom, HRH Alhaji Ibrahim Mohammad Bala, chief of Gwomani, HRH Alhaji Adamu Saba and late Chief of Wako chiefdom HRH Alhaji Ibrahim D. Usman, at an event which held on Friday, May, 19, 2015.
“In fact, I was the chairman of the ministerial committee on chieftancy dispute in Kwali, where I ensured the Kwali chiefdom is upgraded from third class to second class status,” he said.
He said the death of the late Etsu of Kwali chiefdom was a sad moment for him, saying the deceased was somebody he was very close to and had a good moment with when he was alive.
He described the late monarch as a father figure, saying he always looked up to him for his wise counsel and also confined with him about national issues especially issues about the FCT.
“The late Etsu of Kwali chiefdom was very educated. And infact, he was somebody very amiable and somebody extremely cosmopolitan. He was somebody that when you are at crossroad and you talk to him, he will give you perspective on modern issues, while he also somebody that was in tune with time, ” he added.
The senate minority leader, further said that the late monarch was as an intellectual person that every person was always marvelled with his speeches at any events.
He, therefore, said the people of the entire FCT was surely missed the late monarch, whom he described as a dynamic leader, even as he prayed for God to grant family of the deceased the fortitude to bear the irreparable lost.