The Executive Director of the Rural Electrification Fund, Sanusi Ohiare has mourned the death of Ohi of Okene in Kogi State.
Recall that the traditional ruler, Yakubu Yusuf who passed on Sunday, February 28, was the paramount district head of Okengwe/Okene and the chairman of the Ebira Area Traditional Council.
Releasing a statement on Tuesday, Mr Ohiare described the monarch’s death as the “departure of a strong custodian of culture and tradition whose life of service and humility was widely acknowledged”.
The statement said: “On behalf of my family, it is with deep sadness that I received the news of the passing away of our paramount ruler and custodian of our tradition.”
“He was a man of peace, a communal bridge builder and a father figure to all.
“While we mourn the passage of a sage, we are however consoled with the fact that Ohi of Okene lived a pious and exemplary lifestyle, and left behind profound legacies worthy of emulation,” he added.