Today, in the Ancient City of Zaria, I joined the cream of the political, traditional, religious and cultural societies at the 45th Anniversary Celebration of the 18th Emir of Zazzau.
The colourful celebration was witnessed by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari (ably represented by the Minister of Environment, Mohammed Mahmoud), Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, Senate President, Ahmad Lawan (represented by my humble self, Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila (represented by House Leader, Hon. Ado Doguwa), Senators from Kaduna State, His Eminence, the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, prominent traditional rulers and religious leaders, politicians and academics.
The event was a celebration of culture and tradition. Holders of traditional titles in the Zazzau Emirate paid the traditional homage to the 18th Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris .