Like Amaechi, Timipre Sylva Gets Chieftaincy Title In Daura, Katsina


Nigeria’s Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva has been conferred a chieftaincy title in President Muhammadu Buhari’s home state, Katsina.

Naija News understands that the former Governor of Bayelsa State was conferred the title of ‘Sarkin Kudun Hausa’ by the Emir of Daura, Dr Faruk Umar Faruk. The development was confirmed in a letter personally signed and handed over to the minister by the Daura Emir when the Bayelsa man visited the monarch’s palace this weekend. Faruk noted that in the entire northern region, only the Daura emirate has the power to confer on individuals such titles and Sylva according to him is deserving of the title in recognition of his enormous contributions to the development and oneness of the country, especially the north. The traditional ruler explained that with the conferment of the title, Sylva now represents the Hausa community in the Southern region of the country. Faruk said the date for the turbaning would be communicated to the minister in due time. The letter reads: “I have the pleasure to inform you about the conferment of the traditional title of ‘Sarkin Kudun Hausa’ on you in appreciation of your unwavering support to our son, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, Bayajida II. “Your achievements in the Ministry of Petroleum Resources are commendable and appreciable apart from your contribution to the development of Nigeria, particularly Daura. A day for the tuburning ceremony will be communicated to you. “Throughout Hausaland, it is only the Daura Emirate that has the power to confer Hausa chieftaincy title to individuals. And we give it on merit to those who are eligible and have contributed towards the development of Nigeria.” Elated with the development, Sylva thanked the Daura Emir for finding him worthy of the title. He assured the monarch that he would continue to do more for the development and unity of the country. Sylva also pledged his loyalty and commitment to the emirate in discharging his duty effectively as the Sarkin Kudun Hausa. The Minister assured of his readiness to join hands with the Hausa community in the South to move the country forward, noting that Nigeria has a great prospect to become one of the greatest countries in the world. “There is a growing Hausa community in the South and they must know and realise that they have a friend, brother and a leader in the South-south. “We will work together in the interest of Nigeria. We will grow this country because the country has a great prospect to become one of the greatest countries in the world and we have no other country than Nigeria,” Sylva said Naija News reports that Sylva’s chieftaincy title is coming seven months after the Emir of Daura prayed for Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi to attain a higher position in his political pursuit. The Emir prayed for the politician while conferring him with the title of ‘Dan Amanar Daura’, meaning the trusted son of Daura. The occasion was attended by eminent people from various parts of the country and those supporting the minister’s presidential ambition in the upcoming 2023 election flooded the town with banners.

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