WHY I TURBANED AMAECHI – EMIR OF DAURA
By: Kuni Isaac
recently Nigeria’s minster of transportation, rotimi amaechi was entrusted the tittle Dan Amanar Daura (Trusted son of Daura). by the Emir of Daura, Alhaji Faruk Umar in his palace at Daura, Katsina State on Saturday.
ever since the turbaning rumors have stirred about that the Enir was paid to do so
The Emir of Daura, Alhaji Faruk Umar came out after recent comments , he said Amaechi was deserving of the position and he never gave him the traditional title because of money.
Umar insisted that the minister didn’t give him money but his appointment was to reciprocate his gesture to the emirate.
The Emir said people like Amaechi deserved a traditional title in the Emirate “because they have proven reliable”.
“We are Muslims and our religion allows us to respect those who respect us. If I turban anyone, it’s not because he gave us money or we want something from that person, we turban people irrespective of their religion or tribe.
“You are living witnesses that we have turbaned a lot of people in this country and even beyond. You know that we don’t do what we do for monetary gain.”
He added, “I would like to remind you that the good things the minister brought to this emirate are countless, but we’ve seen the University of Transport Technology that he has cited here, we’ve seen the railway that has been cited here to the Niger Republic. Because of that rail line, we will have a station here where our people’s business will progress.”