Daura, the hometown of President Muhammadu Buhari in Katsina State, was agog when Minister of Transportation, Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, received a traditional title on Saturday.
Amaechi and Alhaji Nasiru Haladu Danu, a businessman, received traditional titles of Dan Amanar Daura and Tafida Babba Daura respectively.
The traditional titles were conferred on the duo by the Emir, Dr Umar Faruk Umar, in recognition of their immense contributions to the development of the emirate, Katsina and the nation in general.
In his address shortly after the turbaning, the Emir reiterated his reason behind the conferment of the titles.
“Daura Emirate does not give title anyhow but to people who deserve its tittle like the two we are recognising today.”
“We’re indeed grateful to the Federal Government, political leaders, traditional as well as religious leaders from all parts of the country for honouring our invitation witness the occasion,” he said.
The emir reassured his total commitment and continuous support to the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and all policies and programmes of the Katsina State Government under the leadership of government Aminu Masari.
Among the dignitaries who graced the occasion were the chief host, Governor Aminu Masari, Heads of MDAs and traditional leaders from all parts of the country.
Earlier, the transport minister, who has been in the state since Friday, was received by a governorship aspirant in Katsina state, Senator Abubakar Sadiq Yar’adua, at the Katsina-Jigawa border were they inspected the construction of the University of Transport in Daura.
While speaking to journalists at the site of the University, the minister said the honour done to him by the Emir meant a lot to him as it was done.