The Lamido of Adamawa, Alhaji (Dr) Muhammad Barkindo Aliyu Musdafa has conferred the title of Baura Adamawa on the Chief Servant and Governor of Niger State, Dr Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu.
Governor Aliyu was conferred with the prestigious title on Saturday when he served as
the Chairman at the turbarning ceremony of Mr Daniel Madu Bwala as the new Talban Adamawa.
A statement by Governor Aliyu’s spokesman, Danladi Ndayebo quoted the Lamido as saying that “the Chief Servant, who is the Chairman of the Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF), was honoured for championing the course of unity in the North”.
The monarch said he was particularly impressed with the efforts of Gov Aliyu at promoting unity and development of the north and wished him God’s guidance.
The emir said he was aware of the series of steps taken by the Northern States Governors Forum to find lasting solutions to the security challenges confronting the North and also fast track the development of the region.
He assured Governor Aliyu of his support and the cooperation of other traditional rulers in the region, while encouraging him to build bridges across various sections of the country.
Responding, Governor Aliyu expressed gratitude to the Lamido for the honour and pledged to
work closely with the monarch and other members of the Adamawa traditional council for the benefit of all.
Governor Aliyu urged traditional rulers to continue to render fatherly advice to those in positions of authority for the progress of the region and the country at large.
Other dignitaries at the occasion include former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State, Etsu Lapai, Engr. Umaru Bago Tafida III and the Emir of Minna, Alhaji (Dr) Umaru Farouk Bahago.