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ATTAH IN YOLA, MOURNS LAMIDO ADAMAWA

By DAVID MOLOMO, Yola
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Former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Victor Attah, has described the late Lamido Adamawa, Dr. Alhaji Aliyu Mustafa, as a knowledgeable personality and embodiment of wisdom.

Speaking while commiserating with the late monarch's family, which coincided with the three-day Fidau prayer said he knew the late Lamido in the late 1970s. He revealed that he first came in contact with the late monarch when he was asked to design a storey building and to restructure some parts of the palace, as an architect.

Attah said that he had tapped from the wealth of experience of the late Lamido, when he was governor of Akwa Ibom State and had used the pieces of advice he gathered from him for the running of his state.

He said that the late Lamido appreciated good things and was a source of encouragement to people who desired to develop themselves intellectually and morally.

The former governor said as a result of the architectural work he did, the Lamido was impressed and decided to adopt him as a son, to the extent that he offered him a land to build his present personal house in Yola.

The former governor described his trip to Yola, as homecoming.

Earlier, Victor Attah commiserated with the governor of Adamawa State, Vice Admiral Murtala Nyako (retd), former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and Galadima Adamawa, Alhaji Murtala Aminu.

He also visited Chiroma Adamawa, Alhaji Barkindo Aliyu Musdafa, who is heir apparent to the throne because of his status as the eldest son of the late Lamido.