Emmanuel Njiwah, the paramount ruler of Mbamnga Chiefdom in Taraba State is dead.
Njiwah was the National Vice Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
He started his career in December 1967 as a Boundary Surveyor with Gashaka/Mambilla/Kurmi Local Authority.
Njiwah was a Technician with Posts and Telecommunication, Maiduguri (1969 to 1970). He taught at the Government Secondary School, Gembu (1973 to 1974).
He served as Secretary at Wukari Local Government in Gongola State (now Taraba State) from 1981 to 1983.
Njiwah was Commissioner for Rural Development and Co-operatives in Gongola and Secretary to Taraba Government from June 2012 to July 2013.
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement on Sunday, expressed sadness.
The spokesman described the death as a monumental loss to the nation.
He said that Njiwah was a patriotic leader, teacher, seasoned diplomat, highly resourceful administrator and a highly loved statesman.
“As a member of our party’s National Working Committee before his destined elevation to the exalted stool of the highly revered Mbonduah of Mbamnga Chiefdom, Njiwah was a stabilising force.
“He made outstanding contributions for the stability, growth and success of our great party in his home state, Taraba, the Northeast as well as at the national level,” Ologbondiyan said.
The party condoled with the Njiwah family, Governor Darius Ishaku, the state and the party.
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