From Austin Ajayi, Yola.
Adamawa state Governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has as a mark of honour to the late former governor of old Gongola state, elder statesman, Wilberforce Juta, declared a three day mourning period, which commenced Saturday 15th August, 2020 and flags are to fly at half mast.
The governor expressed shock and grief at the passage of the elder-statesman, who died on Saturday August 15, describing him as an epitome of humaneness and service.
Fintiri in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Humwashi Wonosikou, said he received the news of his death with a heavy heart, noting that he was a committed and versatile politician who brought his knowledge and ingenuity to bear on his calling.
He said, his outstanding contributions to the growth and development of Adamawa and indeed Nigeria will forever be remembered. The Governor said, “ History Will remember Ambassador Wilberforce Juta as a great politician and Adamawa son. His legacy will live on”.
Gov. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri described the loss of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), chieftain and former Nigeria’s Ambassador to Zimbabwe from 2000 to 2004 as a tremendous loss to PDP and the state.
According to the Governor “Adamawa felt his impact in various sectors, especially in education and politics. I will miss not only his wise counsel, but also his person and all he stood for”.
He prayed God to grant the deceased eternal rest and his family the grace to bear the loss, notes that history will remember late Juta because he made his mark in politics and service to humanity and in the lives of numerous individuals.