NOUN sends condolences to Lokoja Traditional Council

By Joy Akiga
Lokoja centre
Lokoja centre director


The Vice-Chancellor, National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Prof. Olufemi Peters, has sent a letter of condolence to the Lokoja Traditional Council over the demise of its traditional ruler, HRH. Alhaji Mohammed Makarfi Maigari III, who died on Wednesday, September 28, 2022.

The condolence letter, signed by Dr. Godwin Alhassan, the Director, Lokoja Study Centre, described the Maigari’s demise as a pain best understood by those who have felt it.

A team from the study centre was led to the Maigari Palace by the centre director, who presented the letter to the council.  

He noted that despite being of age, the vacuum the lost has created cannot be filled by anyone, urging the people to take consolation in the truth that Maigari lived a fulfilled life in the service of his creator and humanity.

“He was a bridge builder, compatriot and an epitome of peace that was loved by his people, we have missed an uncommon pearl, a supporting pillar, an advocate of the people.

“We are going to miss his fatherly care and protection as he was always available to the study centre for consultations.

But we are consoled that life goes on after death and may Allah forgive his shortcoming and grant him eternal life,” the letter said.

The Vice-Chancellor also extended his commiseration to the entire family of the deceased and Lokoja Traditional Council over the demise of their chief, urging them to continue in his footsteps and preserve his good legacies.