From Edwin Olofu Kano
Kano State Governor Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has been conferred with the chieftaincy title of Ochizuru Oha 1 of Igbo land (General Leader) by the South East Council of Traditional Rulers.
A statement by the South East Council of Traditional Rulers, signed by its administrative Secretary Uche Elekwa JP made available to newsmen in kano over the weekend, said the award of the chieftaincy title to Governor Ganduje was a recognition of the role he played in averting the crisis that would have befallen the nation.
Elekwa revealed that Council acknowledged and appreciated Ganduje’s untiring effort in resolving the dispute between the northern youths and their Igbo counterpart as result of the quit notice the Arewa Youth issued to Igbos living in the northern part of the country.
It would be recalled that, the Arewa youths had issued an ultimatum they termed “Kaduna declaration” to Igbos living in the north to leave before 1-October- 2017.
The threat which didn’t go down well with prominent Nigerians, created tension across the country at that time.