- Alhaji Musa Halilu Ahmed, popularly known as Musa Yola has being honoured in his home state
- The chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was conferred as Dujima Adamawa on Saturday, March 31
- The ceremony was attended by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna and other prominent Nigerians
Yola, the Adamawa state capital was agog on Saturday, March 31, as Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), Kaduna state governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, amongst many other dignitaries were in town to witness the turbaning of the new Dujima Adamawa, Alhaji Musa Halilu Ahmed.
The ceremony which was held at the Palace of Lamido of Adamawa, Muhammadu Barindo Aliyu Musdafa also witnessed the presence of several personalities which includes the Adamawa state governor, Bindow Jibrilla, National Security Adviser (NSA), Major-General Babagana Mungono (rtd), minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, and several others who came to witness the occasion.
Lamido Adamawa, in his address, urged the newly coronated Dujima Adamawa to discharge his duties with the fear of God and see the new position as a challenge to do more in helping humanity.
According to him, there is no better period to receive the title than now, stressing that it is a position that was highly reserved for philanthropists who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in civic and charitable responsibility.
Describing his new traditional title as the will of Allah, the Dujima Adamawa urged residents and other traditional rulers in the state to join hands with him to move the state forward. He also thanked the Lamido Adamawa for recognising his giant strides in the society and conferring on him, one of the highest traditional titles in the land.
According to him, the added feat is a call to do more in promoting social good and investing more in the people of Adamwa state and the nation as a whole.
Apart from being a front-line politician, the Dujima Adamawa, Alhaji Musa Halilu, serves as chairman and sits on the board of numerous companies with interests in construction, real estate, energy, agriculture, technology, supply chain management and venture capital.
As tradition demands, the Dujima Adamawa rode on a horse from the palace to his residence, where he was hosted by Governor Bindow at the Government House, Yola.
Minutes after, the newly turbaned Dujima Adamawa was convoyed to his residence where several well-wishers and guests were waiting to felicitate with him.
Born on May 13, 1976 in Gembu (Mambila Plateau) of the then Gongola state, Alhaji Musa, is the son of late Alhaji Halilu Ahmadu Chiroma, who was the Ardo Malabu, a prominent traditional title from the old Borno Empire.
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