Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state has been conferred and turbanned with the traditional title of Wakilin Ilimin Nafada by the Emir of Nafada, Alhaji Muhammad Dadum Hamza.
The monarch, while performing the turbaning ceremony at his palace in Nafada, said the honour is in recognition of the Governor’s remarkable commitment and determination towards revamping the education sector in the state which has so far led to the complete overhaul of some schools and placing them on the path of academic excellence.
The Emir said as an educationist and one time chief education officer, he has observed with keen interest the level of commitment and priority attention the Governor has placed on the education sector, including the unprecedented state of emergency, describing the policies so far put in place as realistic and achievable.
This, the emir said, was what informed the Emirate Council to honor the Governor as the Wakilin Ilimin Nafada in order to encourage him to do more.
An elated Governor Inuwa Yahaya thanked the Nafada Emirate Council for the honour and praised the resilience of the people of the area in pursuit of both Western and Islamic knowledge.
The Governor said the honor will spur him to do more towards bringing back the lost glories of every institution of learning in the state.
Alhaji Yahaya who sued for peaceful co-existance among the people, said it is only in an atmosphere of peace that government can deliver the dividends of democracy.
He assured of his administration’s resolve to continue to prioritise sectors that will impact positively on the lives of the people of the state.