The Kanke/Pankshin Joint Traditional Council has fixed January 21, 2017, for the burial of the late Chief Cyril Adams, the Acting President of the Council-cum Ngolong-Ngas in Plateau State.
Late Chief Adams, 86, was enthroned as the Da Weila of Fier District in 1970. He died on January 1st, at Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) after a protracted illness.
The Paramount Ruler was selected as the Acting President of Pankshin/Kanke Joint Traditional Council on Sept. 21, 2015, after the demise of Late Ngolong-Ngas, Chief Joshua Dimlong, in 2015.
Mr. Stephen Jings, Management Committee Chairman of Pankshin Local Government, told newsmen in Pankshin that, the burial date was carefully chosen after a Joint Traditional Council meeting with other stakeholders held in Pankshin.
The chairman further explained that, preparations were on top gear by the Joint Traditional Council to give the departed ruler a befitting burial.
“We have been holding series of meetings on how to give our departed Paramount Ruler a befitting burial, having benefitted from his immense wisdom and goodwill as a leader.”
According to Jings, “In this our trying moment, we are grateful that the state government is fully involved in the preparation to peacefully lay our ruler to rest.”
Mr. Jings disclosed further that the body of the late Paramount Ruler would be laid to rest at his Country home, Fier, in Pankshin local government council.
He said the entire sons and daughters of Ngas Nation spread across Kanke and Pankshin were pained by Adams’ death, adding that, they will come out in their numbers on Saturday, Jan 21, to pay their last respect to the Paramount Ruler.