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Mera@25: ‘Justice is key to entrenchment of credible leadership’ – Bagudu

by Isiyaku Ahmed
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Khadijat Saidu, Birnin Kebbi

Kebbi State Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has described justice as a hard ware for entrenching credible leadership, adding that to deliver justice leaders must hold onto something that serves as recipe.

Bagudu stated this at a lecture titled “Leadership, Responsibility and Justice” to mark the 25th years anniversary of the Emir of Argungu.

According to the Governor, political leaders in Nigeria have a lot of sterling lessons to learn from the traditional institutions, especially the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Saad Abubakar and the Emir of Argungu.

He particularly extolled the celebrant, saying, he has exemplified leadership and best character, as well as an unblemished responsibility.

“It is not however surprising as he succeeded his late father who also successfully ruled the ancient Kanta Dynasty for 36 years.”

Bagudu noted that the celebrant was doing his best to uplift Argungu Emirate, Kebbi State and Nigeria.

“We appreciate all that you have been doing and we are fervently praying for good health and long reign for you,” he added.

He also lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for always identifying with Argungu Emirate and Kebbi State.

“We are thanking him for his ceaseless support and for what he is excellently doing for Nigeria.”

The Governor Bagudu also stressed the need to use the high population of Nigeria as an opportunity to further unite the nation and not divide it.

“We should always focus on what unify us and what is established in the world, in order to deliver more prosperity to our people.”

He congratulated the Emir of Argungu on his 25th anniversary on the throne as well as the Senate President, Ahmad Lawal for his traditional title of ‘Ganuwar Kabi’, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, the Chief Whip of the Senate as ‘Kibiyar Kabi’ and Engr. Garba Haruna Argungu, the MD/CEO KAEDCO as ” Garkuwan Kabi’.

In his Remarks the celebrant, Emir of Argungu, Alhaji Samaila Muhammad Mera thanked those who attended the ceremony.

Mera thanked Allah for giving him the opportunity to inherit the throne of his ancestors which was established 500 years ago and protected by its founding fathers.

The monarch expressed gratitude to Governor Atiku Bagudu for his immense support to Argungu emirate and for making the celebration a huge success.

He thanked the entire people of Argungu emirate for their support and contribution to the prosperity of the emirate.

Mera also thanked Sultan of Sokoto for his fatherly advice to him as well as appreciated his colleagues, the Shehu of Borno, Emir of Gwandu and traditional rulers from Niger republic who graced the occasion.

“The turbaning is a great event of national unity because traditional titles throughout history have served to unite warring parties, build alliances and promote friendship among tribal groups.

“My reasons for conferring traditional titles on different personalities is aimed at unifying Nigerians and promote national unity,” he averred.

In his vote of thanks, the Senate President on-behalf of the Senate, Sen Ahmad Lawal who bagged the traditional title as GANUWAR KABI said bestowing traditional titles on them has been a great honor that has consequently made them sons of Argungu Emirate.

According to him, we would do everything possible to protect and contribute to the development of the emirate.

“We have enormous responsibilities on our shoulders which we shall discharge diligently.”

He described the Emir of Kabi’ as a just ruler who has been mobilizing Nigerians towards strengthening national unity and cohesion.

Highlights of the event was the delivery of a lecture titled ‘Leadership, Responsibility and Justice’ by the Chief Imam of National Mosque, Abuja, Shiek Ahmad Ibrahim Maqari.

The historic even was attended by different personalities which include Minister for Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN) who represented President Muhammad Buhari, Minister for Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Muhammed, the governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State, Rt Hon Aminu Bello Masari, Gov of Katsina State, former governors, Alhaji Musa Garkuwan Yauri, Alhaji Saidu Nasamu Dakingari, Alhaji Attahiru Dalhatu Bafarawa and the Deputy Governor of Kebbi State, Rt Colonel, Samaila Yombe Dabai.

There were also Emirs, Senators, Members of the House of Representatives, Kebbi State House of Assembly members, Commissioners, Permanent Secretaries, Special Advisers, religious leaders, politicians and the media.  

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