By Marie-Therese Nanlong
Citizens have continued to react to the demise of a renowned musician, Dan Maraya Jos who died on Saturday evening in Jos, the Plateau State capital with many of them describing the late musician as “a peace builder.”
Sympathizers who besieged the late musician’s residence at Dr. Dan Maraya Street, off Bauchi Road, Jos, stressed the vacuum created by the musical icon will be difficult to fill.
Among the sympathizers who visited the residence of the deceased, were the Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly, Mr. Peter Azi and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state, Mr. Solomon Dalung among others.
The Speaker described the deceased as “a legend whose songs focused on uniting not only the people of Plateau but the entire country irrespective of religion or tribe.
“He preached the message of peace everywhere and we will really miss him. He left legacies in his songs which will not be forgotten. His songs are the will he left for us, Dan Maraya will not be dismissed with a wave of the hand.”
To Dalung, “the late Dan Maraya was a pillar, a bridge builder, a lover of peace and a father to many. The legacy of philanthropy he left behind will not be forgotten.”
It would be recalled that the late Dan Maraya Jos died on Saturday in Jos at the age of 69 leaving behind a wife and an adopted daughter.