Buhari’s Town Adopts Amaechi, Set To Turban Him

Buhari's Town Adopts Amaechi, Set To Turban Him
Kastina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, President Muhammadu Buhari and Rotimi Amaechi
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The Minister of Transportation and former Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi, will be turbaned as Dan Amanar Daura, meaning ‘Trusted Son of Daura’ on Feb. 5th.

Africa Daily News, New York reports that the honour is in recognition of Amaechi’s contributions to the socio-economic development of the country.

The Director of Press and Public Relations in the ministry, Mr Eric Ojiekwe, disclosed this in a statement on Friday.

He said Amaechi will be honoured, especially for his effort in bringing to life the rail sector that has been moribund for over three decades.

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He said the turbaning ceremony would be performed by the Emir of Daura, Dr Umar Farouk Umar, at the Emir’s Palace in Daura, Katsina State, by 11:00 am.

‘The highlight of the occasion will be a royal durbar in honour of the Minister and invited dignitaries,‘ he added.

The Emir has declared in different fora that under the present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, Daura has seen monumental infrastructural developments.

One of which is the university of transport, which the minister was instrumental in the choice of its location.

The title ‘Dan Amana’ could be literally translated as a trustee or a trustworthy person, perhaps considering his relationship with the President.

Amaechi, who was first elected minister in 2015 and reappointed in 2019, is a strong ally of the president.

He was the Director-General of Buhari’s presidential campaign in 2015, a position he retained when Buhari sought reelection four years later.

AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK

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