Obudu Paramount Ruler And Nigeria’s Longest-Serving Monarch Dies After 64-Year Reign
The death of the paramount traditional ruler of Obudu Local Government Area (LGA) in Cross River, His Royal Majesty, Joseph Davies-Agba, has been officially announced by the family.
The revered Paramount Ruler’s death was announced in a statement by his son, Kjay Jedy-Agba, on Sunday in Calabar.
“It is with a heavy heart that I communicate to you the passing away of my beloved father, His Royal Majesty, Joseph Davies-Agba, OON, the “Uti Item III of Utugwang, Uti Ukani I of Obudu, Paramount Ruler of Obudu Local Government Area and Chancellor of the University of Cross River State.
“His accession to the traditional royal stool dated back 64 years ago, making him probably the longest-serving traditional ruler in Africa.
“We, the immediate family, may not have the full details of his final funeral protocol given his standing as a king.
“We are constrained to follow the tradition of our people in all events that would culminate to his final obsequies,” the statement said.
The statement further stated that the public would be updated with the details of the funeral as soon as the traditional institution concludes on it.