September 15, 2021
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Gaya Emir describes Yoruba as peace promoters

By Salisu Baso 

The Emir of Gaya, Alhaji (Dr.) Ibrahim Abdulkadir has described Yoruba community as the most peaceful community contributing to the socio-economic development of the Emirate for decades.

He made this known while receiving the Oba of Kano, Alhaji (Engr.) Murtala Alami Otisese (Adetinerin) who paid him homage.

The Emir commended the Yoruba community in the Emirate for living in peace with their hosts, calling on them across the country to be law-abiding citizens as well as continue to support and cooperate with the governments at all levels.

On his part, Alhaji Otisese used the occasion to explain the role of traditional rulers in the nation, which he said could not be overemphasized, adding that the monarchs are always closer to the communities.

He therefore assured of their cooperation to the Gaya Emirate, adding that they would continue to give contributions towards improving the socio-economic development of the area.

He said the visit to the palace was to congratulate the Emir over his  elevation and seek royal blessing from him towards strengthening relationship among the communities.

He assured cooperation and support to the people of the five Emirates in the state, especially Gaya Emirate at all the time.

Alhaji Otisese further said the Yoruba Community has many things in common and mutual relations in the areas of religion, intermarriage and many more.

He called on members of his community living in Gaya to be law-abiding citizens and be brothers in peace.

Meanwhile, the Emir of Gaya, Alhaji (Dr.) Ibrahim Abdulkadir has turbaned the village heads of Aujarawa and Zainawa in Gezawa Local Government Area.

They are Ahmad Yakubu Ahmad of Aujarawa village, who replaced Alkali Yakubu Adam who voluntarily retired from service because of old age, while Muhammad Tukur Bello of Zainawa village replaced Alhaji Sanusi Muhammad Bello after voluntarily retiring from service because of old age too.

Speaking at the occasion, the Emir urged the newly village heads to emulate the voluntary retired traditional rulers for their selfless services, warning them against maltreating their subjects.

He advised them to be peace promoters and encourage understanding among the communities, appealing to the title holders to work with their people in the areas towards maintaining peace and stability.

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