By Musa Adamu
The member representing Nasarawa/Toto Federal Constituency of Nasarawa State in the House of Representatives, Hon Mohammed Jafaru Ibrahim, has congratulated Sen. Abdullahi Adamu, on his recent conferment with the title of Turakin Keffi by the Emir of Keffi.
Adamu was elevated from the traditional title of Sarkin Yakin Keffi to Turakin Keffi by His Royal Highness, the Emir of Keffi, Dr Shehu Usman Chindo Yamusa III, on Wednesday as part of activities lined up for the celebration of this year’s Eid-el-Kabir in his Palace in Keffi, Nasarawa state.
Sen. Adamu is currently the Senator representing Nasarawa West Senatorial District of Nasarawa state.
Hon. Jafaru who described the honour on Sen. Adamu as well deserved, said the honour was a “fitting statement underscoring the gratitude of the people of the Emirate in particular and Nasarawa state in general for his immense contribution to the growth and development of the state and Nigeria.”
Hon. Jafaru, who is one of the front runners for the Governorship ticket of the All Progressives Party (APC) in Nasarawa state, further described Sen. Adamu as an “illustrious son of Keffi Emirate” whose contributions to the development of the Emirate was everywhere for all to see.
He further commended the people of the Emirate for “returning good with good.”
He said as the first civilian Governor of Nasarawa state, Sen. Adamu pioneered the development strides of the young state to a point that the state became a reference point for other states to look up to.
He said Sen. Adamu, even in the midst of his national and international achievements, has remained a true respecter of tradition because he rightly believes no man can be greater than the tradition of his people.
He further congratulated the people of Keffi Emirate for having Sen. Adamu as their son, adding that the Senator was a worthy contribution of the Emirate to the nation.
He added that Sen. Adamu had continued to raise the banner of the Emirate high where ever he went, thereby making the Emirate the envy of its peers.
He prayed to Allah (SWT) to grant the new Turakin Keffi sound health, long life and wisdom to enable him discharge the duties of his office to the satisfaction of all.