By BASHIR ADEFAKA
The Nigeria’s Minister of Information and National Orientation, Alhaji Mohammed Idris, has sent a congratulatory message to His Royal Highness Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, the Etsu Nupe on his 71st birthday anniversary.
In a statement personally signed by the Minister, whose title of Kaakin Nupe coincidentally means the Emirate’s Minister of Information, dated September 11, 2023 and copy of which was sent to The DEFENDER, the Sopkesman of the government of Africa’s largest economy described the king as a worthy leader who has displayed exceptional wisdom to his people.
The DEFENDER reports that Alhaji Mustapha Abubakar, a retired General of the Nigerian Army, is by his position of Etsu Nupe the Chairman, Niger State Council of Traditional Rulers.
“I wish to congratulate His Royal Highness, Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, Chairman, Niger State Council of Traditional Rulers, on the occasion of his 71st birthday and the commemoration of his 20th year of ascension to the throne.
“Etsu Nupe has been a worthy leader who has displayed exceptional wisdom to his people, and to which both the Niger State and federal governments have benefitted over the past two decades.
“It is not in doubt that his reign has witnessed peace and prosperity in Nupeland and will continue to be a blessing to his people and to the nation.
“I therefore wish to identify with the successful reign of His Highness and congratulate him and his people on his notable achievements, and to thank the Almighty Allah for making him a shining example among traditional rulers in Nigeria.
“Bagadozhi!” He saluted the king.