President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday stretched out his sympathies to the family, government and individuals of Adamawa State on the death of Ambassador Wilberforce Juta.
Juta was the second non military personnel legislative leader of old Gongola State.
In an announcement marked by his Spokesman, Garba Shehu, the President likewise sympathized with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on the downfall of one of her establishing fathers.
Buhari noticed that Juta capably served the nation with devotion as High Commissioner to Zimbabwe, at the arrival to regular citizen rule in 1999.
“As a teacher, politician and Christian leader, who was actively involved with the Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria (LCCN), President Buhari affirms that Ambassador Juta was very passionate about the development and stability of the country and never took for granted the need to promote peace, harmony and religious freedom,” the statement said.
He noted that as a professional teacher par excellence, “Juta tutored and prepared many Nigerians for leadership roles of today and tomorrow, including Mr. Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, who was his former student.
“In recognition of his outstanding roles in the education sector, as a school principal, the elder statesman was once honoured as the Best Principal in the North East,” the statement noted.
It added that Buhari’s “thoughts and prayers are with the Ambassador’s family, friends and the people of Adamawa State in their time of grief, even as he prayed for the repose of the soul of the departed patriot.”