NAASUM Sympathises over the demise of Emir of Bama, who was also its Patron

28th April, 2020

It is with deepest sorrow that the National Association of Agriculture Students, University of Maiduguri (NAASUM) learned of the passing of his royal highness, Alhaji Kyari Ibn Umar Ibrahim Al-Amin El-kanemi, CON, the Emir of Bama, Local Government Area of Borno State.

Every soul shall taste of death, and you will be paid on the day of resurrection only what you have fairly earned. Whoever is removed from the furnace of Fire and provided with a place in Paradise is indeed triumphant. The life of this world is nothing but ephemeral comfort in man’s sheer illusion”. Q. 3:185.


The late Emir, Alhaji Kyari Ibn Umar Ibrahim Al-Amin El-kanemi was a highly respected leader within and outside Bama, revered by the Bama community and beyond, as an important voice for dialogue and peace. He will be missed by everyone who has come across him, or had a mutual relationship with him as this Association did.

His permanent departure has no doubt created a big vacuum which only Allah may help to fill. As Emir for so many years, he played such an exemplary role that commanded the respect of all and sundry around the Bama community and Borno State including that of non-Muslims. For most of his life as an Emir, he was a strong pillar and patron of the Agriculture Students’ Association whose contribution to that umbrella body was immeasurable.

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His tenure as Emir was an epoch in the anal of the history of Bama as he combined cultural, spiritual and temporal spheres of life with the carriage of a unique royal charisma.

The rapid progress of Bama as a Local Government attests to this fact. Besides, he was nationally acknowledged not only as a detribalized traditional ruler but also as unique ridge builder across tribes and religions.

And in the area of commerce and security, Alhaji Kyari Ibn Umar Ibrahim Al-Amin El-kanemi laid a formidable foundation that has made the erection of further structures of progress easy for his successor. He will for long be remembered as a royal champion of cultural and Islamic civilizations particularly in Borno and generally in Nigeria.

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We thank the Almighty Allah for his fruitful life which has become a model for most Nigerian traditional rulers as well as other people who are aspiring to become exemplary leaders. We pray Allah to repose his soul in eternal bliss and grant his immediate and distant families the fortitude to carry on peaceful life in his absence.

Lastly, The Association extends its condolences to the Emir’s family, the Borno State government, the Borno Emirate Council, his subjects as well as his friends throughout Nigeria.

Ahmad Adumi
DG, Press Affairs

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