Alhaji Abdulmalik Ndazhiko Ndayako, the second in command of Etsu Nupe and Shaba Nupe, is gone.
According to the details available to the Daily Trust, after a protracted illness, he died in his sleep on Saturday morning.
Ndayako was the maternal uncle of Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, the late 12th Etsu Nupe’s younger brother and one of the late 9th Etsu Nupe’s children, Alhaji Muhammadu Ndayako.
He is to be buried this evening at Umaru Majigi Central Masjid, Bida, in accordance with the Islamic rite.
The Shaba Nupe is from the Royal Anteroom of Umaru Majigi, which is the third Royal Anteroom in the Council of the Emirate.
The late Etsu Bakudu was according to tradition, a “Python” with three eggs.
Late Etsu Umar Sanda Ndayako (The 12 Etsu Nupe), one of the eggs hatched and became Late Etsu Umar Sanda Ndayako, another became the incumbent Shaba Nupe, while the third was invisibly two-in-one (2in1), which visibly became Late Haj. Alh and Habiba Gogo Bantigi. Abubakar Yahaya CFR (The Etsu Nupe and Chairman Niger State Council of Traditional Rulers). Shaba Nupe is a “old boy” of the state’s centennial unity school (Government College Bida (GCB) and trained as a certified (BOSA) as well as an alumni of Zaria’s prestigious Ahmadu Bello University.
He served as S.A to the then Minister of State Defence in 1980, from the records of his Western career, in line with his hard work and excellent results, he also served as Special Advisor to the then Niger State Governor and Federal Commissioner for Public Complaint Commission, among various tasks to be listed.
He served as S.A to the then Minister of State Defence in 1980, from the records of his Western career, in line with his hard-work and excellence results, he also served as Special Advisor to the then Niger State Governor and Federal Commissioner for Public Complaint Commission, among various tasks to be listed.
He was the District Head (Hakimi) of Doko, Madami Nupe in (1969), Makun Nupe in (1975), Kpotun Nupe in (1997) before his ascension as Shaba Nupe, and he became Shaba Nupe in 2005.
Meanwhile, with the Etsu Nupe and Nupe Kingdom, the Niger state commiserated on the death of Shaba Nupe.
In a condolence letter, the Secretary of the Government of the State of Niger (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, said that the late Shaba Nupe’s exceptional personality, warmth and charisma were sterling qualities that the citizens of the Kingdom of Nupe, the State of Niger and traditional institutions in Nigeria will greatly miss.
The deceased lived an exemplary and most inspirational life; Ahmed Matane stressed that he influenced and touched so many lives in so many respects.
“I would like to express my sincere and heartfelt condolences on behalf of the Government and the people of the State of Niger to the family of the deceased, as well as to the Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar and the entire people of the Kingdom of Nupe, for the death of Alhaji Alhaji Abdulmalik Ndayako, Shaba Nupe,” SSG said.