Zazzau Monarch Tasks President Buhari on Security
By: Abubakar Muhammad Musa (Saraki)
The Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji (Dr) Shehu Idris appeal to Buhari led administration to bring to an end, the lingering problems kidnapping, banditry and all other forms of insecurity issues in the Country.The Emir made the call at his palace in the ancient city of Zaria, while hosting the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, 22nd of August, 2019.
The Emir solicited the intervention of the President in tackling the challenges hindering the operations of Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, (ABUTH), Shika – Zaria. Alhaji Shehu Idris, also requested the President to prioritize the rehabilitations of collapsed industries in Kaduna, as well as Zaria – Pambegua – Jos road and Zaria – Funtua road. While responding, President Muhammadu Buhari promised to look into the Emir’s requests before leaving office in May, 2023.
The President, who was accompanied by Kaduna State Governor, Nasiru El-rufa’i, the Deputy Governor, Hadiza Balarabe and other government functionaries visited the Emir ahead of inaugurating some projects.The President and his entourage were given a befitting welcome by Zazzau Royal Flutters, trumpeters and praise singers on arrival to the palace, before being led into the chamber by the most senior member of the Emirate, Wazirin Zazzau, Muhammadu Aminu and some District Heads.
Shortly, after the Royal homage by Buhari and his team, the Emir joined the President, Kaduna State Governor and his Deputy to commissioned two landmark projects: An edifice built by Central Bank of Nigeria for the School of Postgraduate Studies of the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and a life-changing water expansion scheme done by El-rufa’i administration for the people of Zaria and its environs. Also in attendance to the commissioning of the projects, were the former Kaduna State Governor and former Vice President Namadi Sambo, the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emifiele, while the Vice Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Prof. Ibrahim Garba hosted them at the institute.
As a symbol of honor, the Emir of Zazzau, Dr. Shehu Idris presented a white horse, fully and well decorated with Royal Equestrian Materials to the special guest of honour, Muhammadu Buhari.