By Umar Abdullahi Galle
The chairman Nasarawa State Council of Chiefs Justice Sidi Bage Muhammad 1(Retd) recently (Saturday May 15, 2021) led a delegation of traditional rulers in Nasarawa South and Eggon land as well as prominent individuals from these areas for a special Sallah Prayer at the Palace of Aren Eggon, HRH Dr. Bala Abaine Angbazo in Nassarawa Eggon recently.
The delegation was received at the Palace of Aren Eggon by Aren Akun, Alh Usman Galadima Umbugadu, Aren Eggon Erroh, Alh Usman Hudu Maikeri, Sarkin Gudi, Alh. Audu Sule, district heads, village heads, and other individuals within and outside the locality.
Emir of Lafia was accompanied by the Andoma of Doma Alh. Aliyu Ahmed Ogah, Sangari of Kwandere, Alh Ahmadu Almakura and other traditional rulers from the Nasarawa South.
At the palace of Aren Eggon, the Emir of Lafia, Andoma of Doma, Sangarin Kwandere, Aren Akun, and Aren Eggon privately met with Aren Eggon where they extended their personal greetings and prayed for his recovery.
Thereafter, the traditional rulers joined team of Islamic scholars and others for a special prayer on the Aren Eggon. During the prayers, both Muslim and Christian prayers were performed.
Also, the delegation visited late Halilu Agum Envulanza’s (Makama Eggon) house for a special prayer session to the deceased, his family, and Nasarawa State.
While praying, they prayed for the peace, security, and development of Nasarawa State.
Also, they prayed for the Governor of Nasarawa State Engineer Abdullahi Sule who just returned from Saudi Arabia on Lesser Pilgrimage.
They called on God to fulfil the governor’s heart desire on path to development and give him the wisdom, and good health to lead the State.
Similarly, a prayer was said for peace, security, and development of Nassarawa Eggon, Nasarawa State, and Nigeria at large.
The team of Islamic scholars numbering eight, all said prayer one after the other for eternal rest for late Halilu Envuluanza, and his family’s prosperity and progress.
Led by the Deputy Chief Imam of Nassarawa Eggon, Mallam Ibrahim Bawa Imam, the prayers were performed in threefold: at palace of the deceased, deceased’s compound with members of his family and three surviving wives, and then at the graveyard inside the compound on the late Halilu Envuluanza and his two late wives.
It was observed that the spacious sitting room of the Late Agum Halilu Envulanza MFR was packed full with people who joined the traditional rulers in the prayers.
Other traditional rulers that accompanied the Number One Traditional Ruler in Nasarawa State were, Sangarin Shabu, Oriye Awuma. Sangarin Dadere.
While notable personalities during the prayer include Alh Danladi Halilu Envuluanza, Justice Ahmad Ubangari (rtd) Justice Yusuf Halilu, Gen AT Umar (rtd), DCGI Alh Yahaya Inusa (rtd), Justice James Adda. (rtd) of Customary Court of Appeal, Nasarawa State and Alh Sule Wambai former Vice Chairman APC North Central.