- Lots of cheers on the road greeted the arrival of Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo to Daura, Katsina state
- VP Osinbajo was heading to the venue of the turbaning ceremony of Yusuf Buhari as the Talban Daura
- By virtue of the turbaning ceremony, the president's son is now a district head chief in his hometown
Katsina - The Emir of Daura, Dr. Umar Farouk Umar on Saturday, December 18 showered praises on Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo.
VP Osinbajo attended the installation of President Muhammadu Buhari's son, Yusuf, as the Talban Daura, a district head chieftaincy.
Speaking of the vice president, the Emir of Daura said:
“We extend our appreciation to his excellency, the representative of the president. He, the vice president is a noble man who keeps his promises and a trustworthy person who has so much patience and knows what to do at any given time.”
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Speaking further the Emir said:
“He is a very good man, he is my favorite person but I always forget how to pronounce his name properly. He is a very nice person.”
After the president's son was turbaned, the Emir explained that his installation is:
“A gesture of goodwill to President Muhammadu Buhari.”
“The emirate has decided to give His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari a token of appreciation from his hometown.
“Though we know that because of his age, he cannot come home and take up a traditional title, therefore we asked him to give us his son so that we can install him as a district head in a portion that we all agreed to demarcate to give him as a district head and ruler.
“Bear me witness my fellow rulers, it is that we don’t give titles to anyone because of fear or anything, we give the title to someone who will help the emir and help him cater for the ordinary people in his heart.”
Besides VP Osinbajo, other dignitaries at the event included the governors of Katsina and Kano states; the Senate President Ahmad Lawan, Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege, and several other members of the National Assembly.
There were also members of the Federal Executive Council including the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, and a couple of ministers.
Asagba of Asaba commends VP Osinbajo
Recall that VP Osinbajo was recently described as a wise man and a great deputy to President Buhari by the Asagba, traditional ruler of Asaba, Delta state, Prof. Chike Edozien.
The Asagba made the comment on Monday, November 29 when the vice president paid him a courtesy call in Asaba.
The vice president had visited the monarch during a trip to grace the commissioning of the Delta state new civil service secretariat complex, which was also named after the traditional ruler.
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According to the group, Osinbajo remains the best candidate to succeed President Buhari having worked closely with him.
Oluwagbenga Odumosu, the chairman of the Ogun Youth Network, also noted that the vice president has what it takes to govern Nigeria.