The wife of the Governor of Bauchi State, Her Excellency Hajia Hadiza MA Abubakar, has been turbaned as ‘Uwar Matan Ningi’ by His Royal Highness, the Emir of Ningi, Alhaji Dr. Yunusa Muhammad Danyaya as part of activities marking his 40th anniversary as the Emir of Ningi.
According to the Emir, the choice, and turbaning of Hajia Hadiza as Uwar Matan Ningi was as a result of her humanitarian activities especially in the area of women empowerment through her pet project, Bauchi Sustainable Women Economic Empowerment and Peace Initiative – B-SWEEP, and her strong commitment to helping the less privileged children and women across the state.
The Emir, according to a statement by Shamsuddeen Lukman Abubakar, Special Assistant to the Governor of Bauchi State on Communications, described the Wife of the Governor as a very industrious woman who is dedicated to doing good to all and sundry, maintaining that Allah Almighty loves the doers of good.
The royal father, going by the rich profile of the newly turbaned Uwar Matan Ningi, further described her as a special woman who fits the profile of a great Nigerian woman worthy of emulation.
The Emir stated that turbaning Hajia Hadiza as Uwar Matan Ningi is his special way of showing his personal appreciation and that of the entire people of Ningi Emirate and to repay her dedication and philanthropic gestures especially to the people of Ningi.
He further stated that the timing for the turbaning ceremony was deliberate, explaining that special people deserve special time to be rewarded. The ceremony today is now part of the history of Ningi Emirate.
The Emir also formally recognised the Wife of the Governor, the new Uwar Matan Ningi, as a council member in the Emir of Ningi’s Council. He also prayed for her success and wished her Allah’s blessings.
The Emir called on the entire people of Ningi Emirate to pray for the success of the Bauchi State Government under the leadership of Governor Mohammed Abubakar and Allah’s guidance as he discharges his duties.
In his remarks, His Excellency Governor Mohammed Abubakar, Marafan Ningi, thanked the Emir on behalf of his wife for the priceless recognition, promising that this is just the beginning in terms of good work by him and his wife.
The governor concluded by saying: “Our intention is to salvage the people from the myriad of problems they have been facing for a long time and to also move our dear state forward.”