Emir Of Lafia, Agwai Dies At 83

Alhaji (Dr.) Isa Mustapha Agwai, the Emir of Lafia in Nasarawa state, has died. He died at the age of 83 after a brief illness, yesterday.

The late Dr. Isa Mustapha Agwai I was born on February 15, 1935 at Kofar Kaura in Lafia town. He was selected by the Lafia emirate’s kingmakers on May 15, 1974 and was presented the staff of office by the then governor of Benue/Plateau state, Joseph D. Gomwalk, on October 26, 1974 at the Lafia stadium, now known as the Parade Ground.

He was the 16th Emir of Lafia, and celebrated his 44th coronation anniversary last year.

May his soul rest in peace, Amen.

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