Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has described the death of Kwandi Nunguraya Dr. Wilfred Kimde as a great loss not only to Adamawa State but the country at large.
Speaking when he led top government delegation to the Palace of Kwandi Nunguraya on a condolence visit, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri described the late monarch as God fearing strong and a peace loving father.
He said that he will collaborate with the people to ensure that a good successor emerges within a short period of time.
He then urged contestants vying for the throne to conduct themselves within the ambit of the law for a credible successor to emerge.
In a vote of thanks, Air Commodore Dan Suleiman appreciated the Governor for identifying with them in their trying moments.
He also appreciated him for taking care of the late monarch while he was still battling with illness.
Dan Suleiman who is the regeant of the Lunguda chiefdom assured the Governor and his entourage of the chiefdom’s cooperation for the success of his administration.
Dr. Wilfred Kimde who spent 20 years on the throne after ascending in 1999 died at the Federal Medical Center Yola at 79 years, he is survived by one wife, 7 children and 14 grand children and has since been buried according to Lunguda traditions.
He was accompanied by his deputy, Chief Hon. Crowther Seth, Secretary to the State Government, QS Bashir Ahmed, Chief of Staff Government House Yola, Prof. Maxwell Gidado, State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Barr. Afraimu K. Jingi among other top government functionaries in the state.