by Christiana Gokyo, Jos
Over 500 women from across the state have joined the wife of Nasarawa State Governor, Hajiya Farida Abdullahi Sule, to celebrate her recent conferment of the title of the Sarauniyar Matan Fulanin Nasarawa by the Emir of Lafia, HRH, Justice Sidi Bage (rtd).
The late Aliyu Akwe Doma Banquet Hall was filled to capacity, as the Nasarawa First Family was joined by friends and well-wishers to celebrate the feat.
The Emir of Katsina, HRH Alhaji (Dr) Abdulmumini Kabir Usman, thanked the Emir of Lafia for finding their daughter worthy of the conferment. He was represented by the Sarkin Fulanin Nasarawa, Senator Walid Jibrin, who said Fulani community leaders – with over 500 Fulani women – were gathered at the event to celebrate with the new Sarauniyar Matan Fulanin Nasarawa State.
He said, “The conferment of the title on Hajiya Farida Abdullahi Sule is in recognition of the exemplary leadership of Governor Abdullahi Sule, who is trying his best to bring much needed development to the state,” and prayed to God to help the Sarauniyar Matan Fulanin Nasarawa in her new position.
Speaking also at the event, Engineer Abdullahi Sule appreciated the Emir of Lafia for the honour done to his wife, and thanked the Sarkin Fulani Nasarawa, Senator Walid Jibrin, for mobilizing Ardos, Fulani leaders and women, as a demonstration of love for the Nasarawa First Family.
He also thanked the Emir of Katsina for showing love to the first family and expressed hope that the people of the state will continue to live in peace with each other, in unity, for the development of the state.
Those in attendance include, Hajiya Hauwa Sule, mother of Abdullahi Sule, the Nasarawa First Lady, Her Excellency, Hajiya Salifat Abdullahi Sule, Hon. Commissioner for Women Affairs, Hajiya Halima Jabiru, Secretary to the Government of Nasarawa State, Barriater Ubandoma Aliyu, Hon. Ahmed Aliyu Wadada, Sarkin Yakin Keffi and HRH Sarkin Yakanajen Uke, Alhaji (Dr) Ahmed Hassan Abdullahi, among others.