Saturday 25th March, 2017
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The progressive reign of current Emir of Zaria

The progressive reign of current Emir of Zaria

The historical of the Zaria Emirate will nev­er be complete without mentioning the 18th Emir of the city of Zazzau, Alhaji Dr Shehu Idris from of the Fula­ni dynasty. Tuesday February 8th marked the 42nd anni­versary of Alhaji Dr. Shehu Id­ris as the 18th Emir of Zazzau. He has brought many changes in the Emirate, accommodate various ethnic groups, enroll significant number of people in schools and sponsored skill acquisition programme for in­digenes and non indigenes of Zaria as well as maintain and create more districts, villages, etc. he has provided effective and efficient headship by his sons, grandsons and descend­ants. There are many great groups of an individual that took a part in these achieve­ments of Balaraben Sarki!Dan Idrisu Autan Sambo.
Forty years in the life of a person is not to be taken for granted, especially when it is spent as an inspired leader of a very unique and complex min­iature Nigeria like Kaduna.
By historical antecedents, Zazzau Emirate serves as the nucleus of Northern Nigeria with its headquarters in Kadu­na. Its cosmopolitan nature in diverse cultures and religions provide evidence of the accom­modating nature of the people. Until recently when intolerance and sectarian violence set in, Zazzau Emirate was a heaven for all. This comes as a result of liberal traditional leadership provided by His Highness, Al­haji Shehu Idris.
His penchant for peaceful co­existence and pursuit of knowl­edge provided the followership with awareness of the virtues of neighborliness, accommo­dation and forgiveness which entice people from all walks of life to earn and find solace in the Emirate.
The Emirate has witnessed tremendous amount of devel­opment in terms of education as the emir of ZAZZAU being the land lord of various institutions that provide education to Nige­rians in Western and Islamic knowledge.
Perhaps, the Emirate is blessed with abundant agricultural land that in terms of food supplies and cheap prices, it is second to none. That may explain why Zagezagis are robust and healthy.
The Emir’s investments on ed­ucation, peace, security and de­velopment have manifested in many ways. The dynamic na­ture of peace and loving envi­ronment give a chance to many to migrate to stay in the city as a home.
During his time, the Emirate has witnessed structural chang­es in which some local govern­ments were carved out as inde­pendent traditional councils but that has not demeaned the pres­tige and royalty of the Emir or the Emirate. Rather, it boosts his influence.
I wish the Emir and the Emirate more blissful and pros­perous years ahead.
Allah Ya ja Zamanin sarki
Allah Ya Kara wa sarki da ta­lakawansa lafia da zama lafia.
Dogarawa wrote from: C/O Galadiman Yariman Zazzau, Hanwa Districts, Sabon Gari Zaria, Kaduna State.

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