The whole of Bida, Niger State was stand still yesterday 18th of January, 2020 as Etsu of Nupe, HRH Alhaji Dr Yahaya Abubakar, turbaned Engr Muftau Open Salawu as Wazirin Jari Nupe (Daudu).
The event which was held at the palace of the monarch who is the permanent chairman of traditional rulers in Niger State drew people not only from the six speaking states of Nupe, but throughout the country and some others in diaspora.
Speaking Etsu of Nupe kingdom, Alhaji Dr Yahaya Abubakar described the Ogbomoso born civil engineer as a born philanthropist whose impact is felt in bida and the entire Nupe kingdom.
Speaking with Roundoyo, Alhaji Abubakar, described him as one of them saying “He is one of us and Engr Muftau has been actually commendable in his attitudes, works, behavior and welfarism. He always assist the needy and whenever he has, he look down at the people who are in need”.
“This traditional title Wazirin Jari Nupe (Daudu) which stands a leader for all Nupe kingdom is another responsibility for him to continue good works and i pray that may Allah guide him and give him wisdom”.
Minister for youth and sport development, Mr Sunday Dare described the title as well-deserved, saying Engr Muftau was a model of humility and hardwork.
The Minister represented by Hon Kolawole
Sola also appreciated the monarch for identifying the Engr Muftau for title, saying the title would spur him to do more for Nupe kingdom and the country at large.
Engr Muftau hosted several dignitaries and guests to a reception at W F Salawu house in Bida, Niger State.
At the reception,President Yoruba community in Niger State, Alhaji Abdullihai Jimoh Muhammad appreciate the monarch for bestowing a first class title on one of them.
Among dignitaries in attendance were, Minister for youth and sport development, Mr Sunday Dare represented by Hon Kolawole Sola,Arc. Aminu Bello, Alhaji Kabiru Stadia, Alhaji Usman Suleiman, Engr Abdulfatai Saka, Alhaji Yusuf Ismaila, Alhaji Mohammed Abaji, Dr Abdulahi Muhammad President Yoruba community Niger State, Iyaloja of Oyo State Alhaja Aminat Buhari, APC leaders in the five local government of Ogbomoso Zone, Engr Ahmed Yabagi, President National Association of Technologist in Engineering, traditional rulers from Nupe kingdom and many more.
Meanwhile Before his turbaning by the Etsu, th Wazirin jari Nupe visited various district head such as Shaba Nupe, Zaman Nupe and many more.