The Etsu Nupe and chairman of Niger State Council of Traditional Rulers, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, has called on Nupe at home and in the diaspora to be united for the development of the area.
The monarch made the call when the new Madaki Nupe, Alhaji Ibrahim Abubakar Zukogi, former director-general, Value Added Tax (VAT), paid him a ‘thank You’ visit on the title he bestowed on him at the Wadata palace, Bida.
“It is only when the people of the domain are united that we can forge ahead and foster the socioeconomic development of Nupe kingdom, Niger State and indeed Nigeria,” he said.
“We must all unite to bring speedy development to Kin Nupe and to as well attract good things to the area.”
The monarch said wealth bestowed on individuals by Almighty Allah is meant to be shared and not hoarded, stressing that the need for wealthy Nupes to always assist their less privileged brothers and sisters, to alleviate their sufferings.
“Those that are given traditional titles are people of proven integrity who show concern to the development and socio-economic well-being of the emirate,” the Etsu Nupe said
The monarch said the honour was to encourage others to live exemplary lives in any position for the general good of the country.
The new Madaki Nupe, Alhaji Ibrahim Abubakar Zukogi, promised that he would not fail the Etsu Nupe in the discharge of his responsibilities.