MACUF Festival: Machina emirate confers title on Lawan, Yobe, Kebbi and Jigawa govs

The Machina Emirate Council today at the closing ceremony of the Machina Annual Cultural Festival (MACUF), conferred traditional titles on their Excellencies the Senate President and Governors of Yobe, Kebbi and Jigawa states.

The Emir of Machina, Alh. Bashir Bukar Al-Albishir Machinama, who conferred the titles on the Senate President and the Governors, said the Emirate was elated by the presence of these personalities.

“The Emirate is honoured with your esteemed presence at this festival this year” he said.

The President of the Senate Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan was conferred with the title of ‘Dan Masanin Machina’, Governor Mai Mala Buni was conferred with Zanna Gargamma of Machina, Kebbi State Governor Atiku Bagudu is the Dokajin Machina while Jigawa Governor Abubakar Badaru, became the Dan Malikin Machina.

The Festival featured durbar horse riding, traditional wrestling and Langa among others.

Governor Buni expressed satisfaction with the peace and security now enjoyed in the state compared to what was obtained in the past.

“In the past we cannot afford to assemble such a huge crowd, and we have to be subjected to vigorous screening wherever we go including places of worship, markets and hospitals, this is now history.

“For us in the North East we remain grateful to President Muhammadu Buhari for his resilience in the fight against insurgency.

“His administration is now equipping the security agencies with military hardware, arms and ammunition after a long neglect which has been responsible for Nigeria’s security challenges.

“We are optimistic that by the Special grace of God, the federal government would overcome the existing challenge.

He assured government’s commitment to empower youth.and women in the state.

Governor Buni said education, healthcare delivery and economic empowerment would continue to occupy priority position on the list of his administration.

Buni who is also the Chairman of APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, commended the Senator President for providing the required leadership for a harmonious relationship between the Executive and Legislative arms of government.

Other dignitaries that graced the occasion include a representative of the President of Niget Republic, the Shehu of Borno, the Emir of Gombe, Emirs of Bama, Biu and Hadejia among others.

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