Posted by News Express | 6 July 2014 | 2,831 times
Deputy Chairman of the National Conference and former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prof. Bolaji Akinyemi, CFR, has been conferred with the traditional title of Hasken Adamawa by the His Royal Highness, Alhaji Muhammadu Barkindo Aliyu Mustapha, CFR; the Lamido Adamawa.
The conferment of the title whose investiture would be conducted by the Adamawa Emirate Council after the National Conference was conveyed in a letter signed by the Lamido, dated June 27, 2014 and addressed to Prof. Akinyemi, says Akpandem James, Assistant Secretary, Media and Communications.
Alhaji Mustapha, by his office as Lamido Adamawa, is the premier ruler of Adamawa. He presently serves as the Chancellor of the University of Benin, Edo State.
James in a statement this afternoon in Abuja quotes part of the letter to Akinyemi as reading thus: “I have observed your patience, expertise in handling of the National Conference; fairness, fearlessness, justness and firmness during the three months I have been participating in the plenary of the National Conference.
“These are the things which informed my decision to honour you with the traditional title of Hasken Adamawa which means the Light of Adamawa.
“In view of the above therefore, you may wish to suggest a suitable date of your choice for your investiture and communicate same to the Adamawa Emirate Council.”
According to James, Prof. Akinyemi said in response: “It is with humility and a deep sense of appreciation that I received and read Your Highness’ letter dated June 27, 2014 conferring on me the traditional title of Hasken Adamawa.
“I accept with pride this honour. At the end of the National Conference and the Ramadan, I will approach the Adamawa Emirate Council to discuss the most appropriate time convenient to Your Royal Highness.”
•Photo shows Prof. Akinyemi.
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