His Majesty, Eze Aro, Mazi Ogbonnaya Okoro (CFR), has expressed shock over the death of President Umaru Musa Yarâ€™Adua on Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at the age of 58, describing it as national tragedy. Â
According to the royal father, Yarâ€™Adua was a good leader and a devoted Muslim who sacrificed so much in the service of the country Nigeria.
In a statement recently, Mazi Ogbonnaya Okoro prayed God to grant Yarâ€™Aduaâ€™s soul eternal rest, and also his family the fortitude to bear the loss.
â€œOn behalf of my family and the entire people of Arochukwu Kingdom, I pray for the repose of the gentle soul of President Umaru Yarâ€™Adua. And for his family, the people of Katsina State and indeed all Nigerians, I pray God to grant them the fortitude to bear this huge loss.â€
In a related development, the monarch congratulated Dr Goodluck Jonathan who was Thursday sworn-in as Nigeriaâ€™s President. He prayed God to give the new president the wisdom to lead the country.