SOUTHERN KADUNA AGAIN LOST HRH SILAS ANGAI PUKARMA PIRIGA 1.
An Iroko tree has fallen and the birds are scattered. Where is Pukarma? Pukarma buji kiyu? I entered the palace, Pukarma was not there, the crown was on the seat, only the palace chiefs received mourners. I went into his private parlour, he was not on seat, only mourners were wailing!
You were carefully selected to be the pioneer paramount ruler of Piriga land. From the humble background as preacher of the gospel and an artisan, Late Yakowa saw in you the seeds of an MOG and, seeing the prefix “Catechist” to your name, even without knowing or meeting you he endorsed your candidacy and recommended you to Gov. Makarfi who crowned you in 2001. Little wonder you were the last among your colleagues who were coronated by Makarfi to join the ancestors. You came, saw and tried your best. You superintended and presided over a complex, multicultural, religiously diverse and multi ethnic chiefdom, the most complex in all chiefdoms.
Your sagacity and zest was unmatched, how you enthusiastically carried the nations over whom you ruled set you apart! Your royal diadem, your scepter of power, the staff of office revealed your inner strength. You wielded unequaled vigour and fame. You showed great wisdom in approaching seemingly complex issues. Your Solomonic wisdom was surpassing albeit skeptics prior to coronation went to town capitalizing on your academic weakness or barrenness, but there you proved them wrong! You often moved from knowledge to wisdom. You kept a good synergy with your kith and kin from whom you relied for decision-making.
In you we saw a great leader whose philosophy was based on brotherhood of all men irrespective of creed or tongue. Rest on the great one. Rest on the pacesetter. Rest on the morale booster! Who will put on the crown? Who will replace you? Who will fill in the vacuum your demise created? Who will continue with your detribalised style of leadership?
Rest on, DUMANA MARIB PUKARMA, AH KASHIRI KA DAKA BUI KHARI UGURA UKANI, A KA WASKYA BUI UJINA NA KUSHE, NONGO MARIB NA ANTA ARI, DURA NADA DUHMANA, BUNA KUS NASHIKH RIKIRU RIA GUU, AJJIYA AJJIYA AJJIYA SUGURA, AJJIYA PUNIRKUNSZHI, AJJIYA PUKARMA, DUMANA MARIB!