By Umar Danladi Ado, Sokoto
Kebbi State Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has witnessed the turbaning ceremony of nine District Heads and three traditional title holders performed by Emir of Gwandu, Alhaji Muhammadu Iliyasu Bashar.
The historic ceremony took place at the Abdullahi Fodio Palace, in Birnin Kebbi, amidst pomp and pageantry.
Shortly after the turbaning ceremony, the Emir of Gwandu, Alhaji Muhammadu Iliyasu Bashar, who is also the Chairman, Kebbi State Council of Chiefs, admonished the celebrants to embrace all segments of the society and dedicate themselves to the service of the people.
He charged people to always remain peaceful with one another, be security concious and seek divine intervention from God, through fervent prayers.
” You have to offer selfless service to all manner of people in your domains .
” Our country is passing through a trying period of security challenges, seek divine intervention from God,” he charged.
The monarch thanked Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu for approving the appointment of the new District Heads and the Emirate Council for their support.
Those turbanned were : Alhaji Buhari Muhammud Gidado, District Head of Aliero, Alhaji Siddiku Ibrahim Saad, Ubandoman Gwandu, Alhaji Aminu Abubakar Dangaladima, District Head of Gulumbe and Alhaji Muhammadu Aliyu Maiyama, Sarkin Kudun Maiyama.
Others were: Alhaji Yakubu Abubakar Kaoje, Sarkin Yamman Yamusa and Alhaji Hassan Sulaiman Jega, Marafan Dangamaji.
Others were: Uban Kasar Kimba, Alhaji Bashar Aliyu Muza, Alhaji Umaru Dodo Aliero, District Head of Sabiyel and Alhaji Tukur Umar Bahindi, Ubankasar Bahindi
The three traditional title holders turbaned were: Alhaji Haliru Haruna Rasheed, as Katukan Gwandu, Sarkin Edo Gwandu, Mohammed Kaseem Oshame and Sarkin Delta Gwandu, Elder John Ovuerhiroye Emeni .
The turbaning ceremony was attended by the Speaker, Kebbi State House of Assembly, Rt Hon. Samaila Abdulmuminu Kamba, Members of the National and Kebbi State House of Assembly, Judges, Khadis, Commissioners, Permanent Secretaries, Advisers, Local Government Chairmen, District Heads, businessmen and put, among others