The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, mourns the death of His Royal Majesty, Dr Shekarau Angyu Masa-Ibi, CFR.

Masa-Ibi, who is the Aku Uka of Wukari and the Chairman of the Taraba State Council of Chiefs passed away recently at the age of 84, Daily Dates Nigeria reports.

SGF in a statement signed by his Director of Information, Willie Bassey, described the deceased as a devout Christian who lived an exemplary life worthy of emulation, a revered monarch as well as a nation builder who contributed in no small measure to the development of his immediate community and the nation at large.

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Boss Mustapha described Dr Shekarau Angyu Masa-Ibi as a pillar of strength and support as well as the rallying point to the Jukun people in Taraba State and the entire Kwararafa Kingdom.

SGF expresses his heartfelt condolences to the Government and people of Taraba State, his immediate family, and prays to God to grant the soul of the departed eternal rest.