Rikiji Lauds Emir of Yauri’s Silver Jubilee Achievements

In a grand ceremony held in Yauri town, dignitaries gathered to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of the 42nd Emir of Yauri, Dr. Muhammad Zayyanu Abdullahi.

The event featured notable figures such as the Chief of Staff to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Femi Gbajabiamila, represented by Rt. Hon. Sanusi Garba Rikiji, the Minister of State for Education, Dr. Yusuf Tanko Sununu, and the Vice-Chancellor of Al-Qalam University, Katsina, Prof. Nasir Musa Yauri.

A cross section of some dignitaries in attendance

In his address, Rt. Hon. Sanusi Garba Rikiji, standing in for Femi Gbajabiamila, praised the Emir for his remarkable achievements over the past 25 years.

He highlighted the Emir’s contributions to various sectors, including security, education, economy, and infrastructure, noting that these efforts have significantly improved the lives of the people in Yauri Emirate and Kebbi State.

Emir of Yauri, Dr. Muhammad Zayyanu Abdullahi.

“25 years down the line, he has recorded remarkable achievements and transformed the lives of the downtrodden, and indeed, humanity, in areas such as security, education, economy, banking, finance, communication, trade, commerce, electrification, roads, rural infrastructure, agriculture, and culture,” Rikiji stated.

“Through political reformation, he successfully brought the people closer to the leadership by making wide consultations before taking decisions on critical issues.”

Dr. Yusuf Tanko Sununu, the Minister of State for Education, commended the Emir for his unifying influence, which has been pivotal in the development of the Emirate. He emphasized that the Emir’s inclusive approach has strengthened the community and fostered progress.

Prof. Nasir Musa Yauri, in his lecture titled “Sarki Zayyanu: Chronicles in the Life of a Prince, a Scholar, and a Philosopher-King,” lauded the Emir’s dedication to education, economic development, and security. He portrayed the Emir as a leader deeply committed to the welfare of his people.

Rt. Hon. Sanusi Garba Rikiji

“The core of his philosophy is ‘Yauri first.’ He loves his people and is committed to their welfare. For the sake of Yauri, he can leave his palace and traverse the length and breadth of Nigeria. Whenever there is a problem, he goes out looking for solutions,” Prof. Yauri remarked. “Whether that problem is the lack of basic infrastructure like electricity, water, and roads or insecurity, HRH does not have a political party. His political party is the Yauri Emirate and whoever loves Yauri and its people.”

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