On Sunday the Emir of Daura, Alhaji Umar Farouq conferred the traditional title of “Talban-Daura” on visiting President of Guinea Alpha Conde. Farouq said the title was conferred on President Conde in recognition of his love for President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigeria. “Today is a historic day in the history of the emirate, Katsina State and the country at large. “President Conde left all his schedules in his country to celebrate Eid-el-Kabir with his counterpart President Buhari in Daura. “This is a great honour, we also decided to reciprocate the honour by giving you a traditional title. “I confer on you the title of Talban-Daura for accompanying our son, President Buhari to observe Eid-el-Kabir celebration in the ancient city of Daura. “Talban-Daura is a title given to a great person like President Conde, we indeed thank you for the visit,” he said.

President Buhari, who was represented by the Katsina State Governor Aminu Masari, thanked the Emir for giving the title to President Conde, calling it a great honour. Conde was turbaned by some of the Emirate’s councillors, after which, the Emir presented him with the gift of a horse.

While delivering his message at his palace after the annual Sallah Durbar, the Danejin-Daura, Alhaji Abdulmumini Salihu, said: “I pray to the Almighty Allah to grant good health to Mr. President, give him the courage to lead the country right. “I commend him for his endurance and patience on the challenges he is facing. “A leader must possess two qualities of endurance and patience, may Allah guide and protect him from all evils. “I am calling on Nigerians to continue to pray to Allah to enable the president succeed in improving their living conditions and move the country forward.

“I also thank President Alpha Conde of Guinea for his love to our son, Buhari, and our dear country, Nigeria. “I thank him for coming to Daura to celebrate Eid-el-Kabir with President Buhari in Daura, in spite of his schedules. I pray to Allah to take him safely back home,” he said.

The Emir also commended Governor Masari’s Administration for its developmental projects in the Emirate. He admonished his subjects against indiscriminate felling of trees, adding that they should strive to replace trees cut, plant more and nurture them to maturity. Farouq also urged local government councils to continue to take security issues serious and “join hands with traditional rulers to achieve success on that.”

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