The chairman Nasarawa State Traditional Council of Chiefs, Isah Mustapha Awgai I, is dead, aged 84 years.

Confirming the incident in Lafia on Thursday, members of Lafia Emirate Council, Ajiyan, Lafia, Sule Abubakar, said the emir passed on at the Nazemiya Teaching Hospital, Abuja, in the early hours of Thursday after a protected illness.

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He said the deceased, who was born on March 14, 1934, ascended the throne in 1974.

It was gathered that the late emir had been sick for over four months before he was flown abroad for medical attention.

He was later brought back to Nigeria and later died in Abuja at a private hospital.

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