The Emir of Agaie, Alhaji Muhammadu Abubakar, has died on Sunday in a private hospital in Abuja, the Secretary to the Niger Government, Alhaji Saidu Kpaki, has said.
Kpaki confirmed the monarch’s death in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Minna.
“I can confirm that the Emir of Agaie, Alhaji Muhammadu Kudu Abubakar, is dead and the burial is slated for 5.00.p.m in Agaie, today,” he said.
Abubakar Ubandoma III, aged 52, was appointed the traditional ruler of Agaie Emirate in Niger on April 30, 2004.
He had Higher Diploma in Animal Health and Husbandry and a Post-graduate Diploma in Public Administration from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
Abubakar was one of the promoters of the creation of the proposed Edu State out of Niger and Kwara, being homeland for the Nupes with the capital in Bida