The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has called on all Nigerians to embrace the culture of peace and philantrophy.
Dogara, made the call on Thursday in Gboko, Benue state at the funeral of the paramount ruler of Tiv land, His Royal Majesty, Alfred Akawe Torkula IV, according to a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Turaki Hassan.
The Speaker who extoled the virtues of the late revered monarch, described him as a man of peace, and a patriot whose reign brought unprecedented development to the Tiv nation.
“We have lost a rear gem and a man of vision whose public service career prepared him ahead of others and propelled him to succeed as Tor
Tiv,” he said.
According to him, “We will miss him and his rich and wide wealth of wisdom he garnered.”
“The death man is never hounour by words of ovation. We can praise him to the highest heaven but it wont make any meaning to him but the only way to honour him is to replicate his good deeds,” the Speaker admonised.
Families, Benue state and Nigeria need peace and we can only honour him if we continue with peace building and philantrophy which are the legacies he left behind.
The Speaker said late Torkula belongs to the special class of famous people. And that the
entire world is their grave and that “they are honoured by the works and good deeds that survive them which are not inscribe in any tomb but written in the hearts and minds of the people they left behind.”
Turaki Adamu Hassan
Special Adviser (Media & Public Affairs) to Rt. Hon. Speaker, House of Representatives.