Posted by Mayowa Okekale, Abuja | 2 April 2018 | 1,957 times
Yola, capital of Adamawa State, was agog on Saturday as the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, and many other dignitaries stormed the state capital to witness the turbaning of the new Dujima Adamawa, Alhaji Musa Halilu Ahmed.
The ceremony, held at the Palace of Lamido of Adamawa, His Royal Highness, Muhammadu Barindo Aliyu Musdafa Ph.D OFR, also witnessed the presence of Adamawa State Governor, Alhaji Bindow Jibrilla; National Security Adviser (NSA), General Babagana Mungono (rtd.); and Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, among several other eminent personalities.
Lamido Adamawa, in his address, urged the newly coronated Dujima Adamawa to discharge his duties with the fear of God and see the new position as a challenge to do more in helping humanity. According to him, there is no better period to receive the title than now, stressing that it is a position that was highly reserved for philanthropists who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in civic and charitable responsibility.
Describing his new traditional title as the will of Allah, the Dujima Adamawa urged residents and other traditional rulers in the state to join hands with him to move the state forward. He also thanked the Lamido Adamawa for recognising his giant strides in the society and conferring on him, one of the highest traditional titles in the land.
The Lamido Adamawa added that the appointment is a call to do more in promoting social good and investing more in the people of Adamwa State and the nation as a whole.
As tradition demands, the Dujima Adamawa, a successful businessman, rode on a horse from the palace to the Government House in Yola, where he was hosted by Governor Bindow. He was later convoyed to his residence, where several well-wishers and guests were waiting to felicitate with him.
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