Sardaunan Rayan Kasan Nupe, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris Celebrates Etsu Nupe, At 70 and 19 Years On Throne.
The former Kogi Governor, and Sardaunan Rayan Kasan Nupe, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris has sent a message of congratulations to Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar on his 70th birthday and 19 years on the throne of his forefathers.
A statement personally signed and issued by the former Kogi Governor described the former military officer turned Royal father as dedicated both to his fatherland and his enlarged community.
He says the programs held simultaneously on Sunday were a conviction that the Royal father, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar had done exceptionally well in leading his people culturally and traditionally for close to two decades.
Sardaunan Rayan Nupe says Etsu Nupe had exposed the rich culture and bravery of the ancient Bida emirate/ Nupe kingdom through a more modest, and acceptable approach in the last 19 years of his ascension.
He says as the 13th Etsu Nupe in the traditional ladder of famous Bida emirate, no doubt had placed and sustained its revered position in the comity of nations in the international sphere, particularly with the recent rating by UNESCO in the area of culture and artwork.
Alhaji Ibrahim Idris used the opportunity to register. his formal appreciation to Etsu Nupe and his entire Niger state traditional council that honoured the coronation and formal presentation of staff of office to Attah Igala, His Royal Majesty, M Mathew Alhaji Opaluwa Oguche Akpa 11 in March this year at Idaho
He says the mammoth crowd on the entourage and the presence of the Emir of Kagara, Lapai, Borgu and Bida emirates showed the importance of ancestral linkage and the relationship between the Nupes and the Igalas dated back centuries.
He commended the Royal father for his leadership roles at levels, both politically and traditionally, saying his constant advice to the political class portrayed him as a genuine custodian of our culture.
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The former Kogi Governor who is also a title holder in the Bida emirate lauded the ceaseless cooperation of his subjects in the last near two decades while urging them to sustain the tempo of fighting insecurity, kidnappings, banditry and activities of criminal elements in the area.
He congratulated the entire Nupe kingdom, Bida emirate on the two auspicious occasions, wishing the Royal father many more years in life and on the throne.