It was a sad day for the people of Nasarawa State when it was announced that the Emir of Lafia, Isah Mustapha Awgai I, was confirmed dead at age 84.
The news was confirmed by a member of the Lafia Emirate Council, Ajiyan, Lafia, Sule Abubakar, he said the Emir passed on at the Nazemiya Teaching Hospital, Abuja, in the early hours of Thursday after an illness, the deceased ascended the throne in 1974.
It was gathered that the late emir had been sick for over four months before he was flown abroad for medical attention.
He was later brought back to Nigeria and later died in Abuja at a private hospital.
Source: Punch Newspaper