President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the 18th Emir of Zazzau Emirate, Alhaji Shehu Idris, on his 45 years on the throne and described him as “a symbol of peace, stability, unity and development of his people”.
The commendation is contained in a statement released on Monday by Mr Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity).
As President Buhari felicitates with the foremost traditional ruler, he said the Chairman of the Kaduna State Council of Traditional Rulers, “remains not only a shining light and custodian of the culture of the Emirate, but also a revered monarch whose wise counsel to governments at the state and federal levels over the decades, remain invaluable and enduring”.
President Buhari urged the Emir not to waver in his belief in the unity of his fatherland, but to do all within his power to ensure that his domain remains a model of peace.
He prays that Almighty Allah will endow the longest-serving Emir of Zazzau with longer life and wisdom to enable him continue to serve his Emirate, society and humanity.