The Governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has extended his condolences to the family of late Emir of Borgu, Senator Haliru Dantoro, who died last week, describing him as a totally detribalised Nigerian who served meritoriously.
A statement by the Director, Bureau of Communication and Strategy, Office of the Governor, Mr. Semiu Okanlawon, quoted the governor as describing the death of the late Emir and one time Senator and Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as a monumental loss to the country.
Aregbesola, who prayed for the repose of the Emir’s soul, extended his “profound condolence to the immediate family, the government and the entire people of Niger State.
He described the death of the late Emir of Borgu, as a great loss to Nigeria as it enters the change period, stating that the wealth of experience of the late monarch who was a great administrator will be missed.
Aregbesola noted that the demise of the Emir at this critical period of “change” of our national life is a great loss to Niger state and the country in general.
The governor urged the family to take with equanimity the death of Alhaji Haliru Dantoro; saying death is an inevitable end.
Aregbesola said, “One clear lesson is the transience of life itself. It’s not about Alhaji Haliru Dantoro, but about the fact that death is a certainty that must come to every living being.
“The demise of our highly revered father, Mai Borgu of Borgu Kingdom is a great loss to the country and indeed Niger State where he hailed from. Nigeria as a whole in this period of her change will miss his wise counsel and wealth of experience as a seasoned administrator.
“The late Emir of borgu was a bridge builder, an amiable personality who is at home with his people. It is my fervent prayer that Allah will grant him Aljanah Firdaus and give the people of Niger State the fortitude to bear the loss. We also pray Allah to comfort his family and give them courage and hope”. The governor emphasised.