By Mohammed Baba Busu
Sept 13, 2023
Gov. Umar Bago of Niger has showered encomiums on the Chairman, State Council of Traditional Rulers and Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, on his 20th year on the throne and 71st birthday.
This is contained in a congratulatory message by his Chief Press Secretary, Bologi Ibrahim and made available to newsmen in Minna on Wednesday.
The governor acknowledged the fatherly role the Etsu Nupe has been playing not just among the Nupe speaking people, but to entire Nigerians..
Bago said the good leadership style of the traditional ruler was evident in the high level of patriotism and cooperation among the Nupe-speaking extraction.
He described him as a bridge builder, valiant, selfless and compassionate leader
The governor said the reign of the Etsu Nupe in the last 20 years had brought good tidings to his subjects, the state and the nation in general.
“Etsu Nupe is a rare germ to us in the States. His reign has sustained peaceful coexistence and promoted the rich cultural heritage of Nupe Kingdom.
Bago added: “Having the celebrant at the helm of affairs of the Traditional Institution in the state has also strengthened the institution, and ensured the unity of all the traditional rulers”.
The governor prayed for Allah’s blessings and guidance on the celebrant and wished him peaceful and successful reign.