The Emir of Katsina, Abdulmumini Kabir Usman, declared on May 31, 2014, Saturday that the woes of northern Nigerians were self-inflicted.
* The Emir of Katsina Abdulmumini Kabir Usman. Photo credit – George Osodi
The emir noted that the Nigerians, and the northerners in particular, lament the problems in the North, but at the same time fail to change their attitude.
He further noted that the northerners must be united and should close ranks in order to revive the North, bring long-lasting peaceful coexistence to the region, urged the Northern leaders to “embrace people”, assist them and work with them.
The emir concluded that unity is the only way out in the current situation.
The Emir of Katsina turbaned the acting chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Services Kabir Muhammad Mashi as Dankafin Katsina. Others who were conferred with traditional titles included:
- Commissioner of Agriculture Musa Adamu Funtua as Garkuwan Gabas of Katsina;
- The Chief of Staff in Katsina state government Salisu Yusuf Majigir as Garkuwan Gabas of Katsina.
According to The Leadership, the ceremony was attended by such VIPs as Africa’s billionaire #1 Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Senator Kabiru Gaya and some representatives of state governors.
It would be recalled that the whole institute of Emirs experienced shock on May 30, 2014, Friday, when a group of suspected Boko Haram members ambushed a convoy of three Borno Emirs, which resulted in the death of one of them, Alhaji Idrissa Timta.
The leader of the Northern States Governors Forum, Governor Babangida Aliyu, described the attack as the “declaration of war on the whole institution of traditional rulers”.
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