Kebbi State Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu says justice is vital to the entrenchment of credible leadership.
He said, “Justice hardware permanently leadership and it isn’t external thereto.”
Bagudu spoke in Argungu on Friday at the Jubilee Celebration of the Sarkin Kabin Argungu, Alhaji Samaila Mohammed Mera, and also the investiture ceremony of Senate President Ahmad Lawal as the ” Ganuwar Kabi’, Senator Orji Uzo Kalu, the Chief Whip of the Senate as ‘ Kibiyar Kabi’ and Engr Garba Haruna, the MD/CEO KAEDCO as Garkuwan Kabi’
Bagudu stated that to deliver good Justice, leaders must hold unto something that is a recipe.
According to the Kebbi State Governor, political leaders in Nigeria have lots of sterling lessons to be told from the normal institutions, especially the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Saad Abubakar, and also the Emir of Argungu.
He particularly extolled the celebrant, saying, ” he has exemplified leadership and best character, in addition as an unblemished responsibility.
” it’s not however surprising as he succeeded his late father who also successfully ruled the traditional Kanta Dynasty for 36 years.”
Similarly, the Chairman of the APC Governors’ Forum said that Mera has remained steadfast, even as he exemplified personal leadership.
He noted that the celebrant was doing his best to uplift Argungu Emirate, Kebbi State, and Nigeria, in general.
” We appreciate all that you simply have been doing and that we are fervently praying for abundant healthiness and long reign for you,” Bagudu added.
He also lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for always identifying with Argungu Emirate and Kebbi State, in general.
Bagudu averred,'” we are thanking him for his ceaseless support and for what he’s excellently doing for Nigeria.”
The governor also stressed the necessity to use the high population of Nigeria as a chance to further unite the nation and not divide it.
” We must always specialize in what unifies us and what’s established within the world, to deliver more prosperity to our people,” Bagudu, urged.
Bagudu congratulated the Emir of Argungu on his 25th anniversary on the throne similarly because the Senate President, Ahmad Lawal for the standard title of ‘Ganuwar Kabi’, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, the Chief Whip of the Senate as ‘Kibiyar Kabi’ and Engr. Garba Haruna Argungu, the MD/CEO of KAEDCO as ” Garkuwan Kabi’.
Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, who is the Chairman of the occasion called upon leaders in Nigeria to uphold justice in whatever they are doing. He said justice was the inspiration of any society.
He cited the instance of late Shiek Usman Dan Fodio’s kind of good leadership and justice“Sheikh Usmanu Dan-folio once said:’ A nation can endure with unbelief but it cannot endure with injustice’; and that we should note of this and work on that.”
The President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs thanked Allah for making the event possible and also the folks that had come far and close to grace the occasion.
“By the will of Almighty God, we’ve all gathered here to be a part of history and happily come together to wish for our brother, the Emir of Argungu, who has just clocked 25 years within the service to Islam and service to humanity.
“We are one family, despite our different backgrounds, as we’ve gathered here to still strengthen brotherhood as brothers and sisters from different parts of the globe.
He also wished the emir best in the future years to return, praying that may God make it possible for the emir and every one of the leaders that gathered to come back and mark 50 years of leadership.
He thanked President Muhammadu Buhari represented by Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, (SAN) Senate President, Alhaji Ahmed Lawan, Shehu of Borno, Abubakar Umar-Garbai, El-Kanemi of Borno, other traditional rulers and senators, governors, and members house of representatives and politicians who attended the occasion.
The celebrant, Emir of Argungu, Alhaji Samaila Muhammad Mera who clocked 25 years on the throne thanked all people who attended the ceremony.
Mera thanked Allah for allowing him to inherit the throne of his ancestors which was established 500 years ago and guarded by its founding fathers from demise.
The monarch expressed gratitude to Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu for his immense support to the Argungu emirate and for making the celebration an enormous success.
He also appreciated the late Head of State, General Sani Abacha for keeping the Argungu emirate peaceful and therefore the ruling house intact, saying he received his letter of appointment as an emir two days before the announcement of his appointment.
Mera thanked the Sultan of Sokoto for his fatherly advice to him and also appreciated his colleagues, the Shehu of Borno, Emir of Gwandu, and traditional rulers from the Niger republic who graced the occasion.
He thanked the whole people of the Argungu emirate for his support and contribution to the prosperity of the emirate.
‘The turning is a great event of national unity because traditional titles throughout history have served to unite warring parties, build alliances and promote friendship among tribal groups.
” My reasons for conferring traditional titles on different personalities is aimed toward unifying Nigerians and promoting national unity ‘, he averred.
In his vote of thanks, on behalf of the Senate President, Ahmad Lawal who bagged the standard title of ‘ Ganuwan Kabi’ said bestowing traditional titles on them and their turbans are an excellent honor to them that has consequently made them sons of Argungu emirate.
According to him, they’d do everything possible to guard and contribute to the development of the emirate.
‘We’ve enormous responsibilities on our shoulders which we shall discharge diligently.
He described the emir of Kabi’ as a just ruler who has been mobilizing Nigerians towards strengthening national unity and cohesion.
Highlights of the historic event were the delivery of a lecture titled ‘ Leadership, Responsibility and Justice by the Chief Imam of National Mosque, Abuja, Shiek Ahmad Ibrahim Macari.
He also described King Kabi as a just ruler who appealed to Nigerians to promote national unity and solidarity.
Highlights of the historic event included the presentation of a lecture entitled ‘Leadership, Responsibility and Justice’ by the Chief Imam of the National Mosque, Abuja, Sheikh Ahmad Ibrahim Macari.
The historic event was attended by important personalities which include Minister for Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN) who represented President Muhammad Buhari, Minister for Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Muhammed, the governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni who is the Chairman APC Caretaker and Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State, Rt Hon Aminu Bello Masari, Gov of Katsina State, former governors, Alhaji Musa Garkuwan Yauri, Alhaji Saidu Nasamu Dakingari, Alhaji Attahiru Dalhatu Bafarawa and the Deputy Governor of Kebbi State, Rt Colonel, Samaila Yombe Dubai.
Others are emirs, Senators, Members of the House of Representatives, State House of Assembly members, Commissioners, Permanent Secretaries, Special Advisers, religious leaders, civil servants, and politicians among others.