The Governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has expressed shock and grief over the demise of former Governor of the defunct Gongola State and elder-statesman, Ambassador Wilberforce Bafte Juta, who died on Saturday, August 15, 2020.
Governor Fintiri said he received the news of Ambassador Juta’s death with a heavy heart, noting that he was a committed and versatile politician, who brought his knowledge and ingenuity to bear on his calling.
He described him as an epitome of humaneness and service.
The Adamawa State Governor said, the outstanding contributions of Ambassador Juta to the growth and development of Adamawa and indeed Nigeria would forever be remembered.
“History Will remember Ambassador Wilberforce Juta as a great politician and Adamawa son. His legacy will live on,” Governor Fintiri said.
He described the loss of Ambassador Juta who was a chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party and former Nigerian Ambassador to Zimbabwe from 2000 to 2004, as a tremendous loss to PDP and the state as a whole.
Governor Fintiri who condoled his family, the people of Adamawa and PDP said Ambassador Juta was a great man.
“In the years I knew him, his moral and physical strength and his dedication to service were an inspiration to me. Adamawa felt his impact in various sectors, especially in education and politics. I will miss, not only his wise counsel but also his person and all he stood for,” said Governor Fintiri.
The Governor who prayed God to grant the deceased eternal rest and his family the grace to bear the loss noted that history would remember late Juta because he made his mark in politics and service to humanity and the lives of numerous individuals.
As a mark of honour to the late elder statesman, Governor Fintiri declared a three day mourning period commencing Saturday 15th August 2020 and flags to be flown at half-mast
Source: Voice of Nigeria