FromSani Gazas Chinade, Damaturu
The Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Bunihas praised President MuhammaduBuhari for his untiring efforts at restoring peace and normalcy, particularly to the troubled North Eastern part of the country.
Buni acknowledged that there is now a significant improvement in the security situation in the region, particularly in Yobe State.
The governor also commended the Senate President,Alhaji Ahmad Lawan for providing the right leadership at the National Assembly and for providing the much-needed support and cooperation to enable the executive arm of government to perform.
Governor Buni spoke at the 2022 annual Machina cultural festival which ended recently.
Buni said the large and peaceful congregation that witnessed the cultural festival was evidence that the security situation had improved.
He thanked President Buhari for providing the security personnel, the required resources to secure lives and property in the country.
“As a result of this, the people in the Northeastern part of the country can now sleep with their two eyes closed.
“In case there is still anybody in doubt, this large congregation at this event is enough proof that the security situation has improved,” Bunisaid.
Besides Lawan and Buni, governors of Jigawa State, Alhaji Muhammad BadaruAbubakar and Kebbi State, Senator AbubakarAtikuBagudu were also at the festival.
Lawan and the three governors were all honoured with chieftaincy titles by the chief host, the Emir of Machina, Alhaji(Dr.) Bashir AlbishirBukarMachinama.
The Machina paramount ruler gave Lawan a letter of appointment as the Danmasaniof Machina.
Lawan was once Danmasaniof Bade but having been elevated by the Bade Emirate Council in Yobe State as Sardaunan Bade, his first son, Ibrahim Ahmad Lawan now bears the title.
GovernorBuni received a letter of appointment as ZannaGargamm;Badaru as DugajinMachina and Baguduas Dan Maliki Machina.
The week-long activities which became an annual event in 2006 were rounded off on Sunday with grand durban which was a beautiful display of horsemanship and led by Emir AlhajiBukar.
The colourful event was also witnessed by the Shehu of Borno,AlhajiAbubakar Umar GarbaiIbn Al-Kanemi.