By Sam Kayode
Kanuri chieftain and chairman of the state civil service commission, Dr Mali Gubio, and a serving commissioner, Tijani Abubakar, are to be honoured as title holders in the Yoruba community of Borno state.
Gubio, a long time friend of the Yorubas in the state, is to be honored as the “Atunluse” while the commissioner of transport Abubakar Tijani will also be honoured as the “Otunba Tunluse.”
The two Borno sons with nine other Yoruba sons will bag their traditional titles from the Mai Yorubawa of Borno state Oba Hassan Yusuf on March 13, 2021.
The Oba Yoruba said that his council already has four women in the old council which is why no women were included in this new team which will fuse into his sitting council of chiefs.
Oba Hassan in a parley with METROWATCH said that Saturday’s event is the third of the series of appointment of men and women of unquestionable character into his cabinet to see to the affairs of Yorubas in the state.
The installation is also the third edition of Yoruba chiefs in the state since 2012 when the first bag full of titles were distributed to deserving sons and daughters of the Yoruba race.
Speaking on the progress made by the Yoruba’s and their host community, Oba Hassan said he was satisfied with the industry of the people but believes that a lot more needs to be done to lift those who need to be lifted up to the expected standards of well being.
On insurgency, the Monarch said that a lot of souls have perished in the last 11 years adding that the security agencies should intensify their efforts to bring an end to the lingering insurgency in the state.
“indeed we are not happy that a lot of lives have been lost and a lot of people have become internally displaced people and some even refugees in other lands in a bid to flee from the itensity of the blood shed in the land.
“I am also worried that the insurgency has brought massive poverty in the land. It would be disastrous if hunger adds up to what we are facing in the entire state and the region. That is why i believe it would be commendable if President Buhari can bring this problem to an end”
ADVISE TO THE YORUBAS
The Oba called on all Yorubas in Borno state to remain upright, patroitic and honest because Yorubas are not known to poke their noses into other peoples businesses. I want them to remain busy and productive so that they will not be deliberately associated with wrong doings.
“i call on all Yorubas to imbibe the spirit of honesty and humility. Always make sure you do not bring disgrace to the race or even your family. Yorubas generally mind their businesses and avoid trouble.”
Governor Babagana Zulum is expected to grace the occasion as the special guest of honour with many other dignitaries.