The Speaker, House of Representative, Femi Gbajabiamila has been named the new ‘Warrior of Yauri’ by the Emir of Yauri, Dr. Muhammadu Abdullahi.
Gbajabiamila was honoured with the traditional title of ‘Sadaukin Yauri’ which means ‘Warrior of Yauri’ when he paid a courtesy visit to the emir during the annual regatta and cultural festival in Kebbi State.
“This is a great day for us as the people of Yauri, and because of the love you have shown us, my emirate has conferred on you the prestigious title of Sadaukin Yauri, which is translated as warrior of Yauri,’’ the emir said.
In his acceptance speech, Gbajabiamila described the honour given to him as a form of cultural exchange and showed Nigeria’s diversity.
“I came here because of the love and support the people of the state have been giving to me.
“The Governor, Atiku Bagudu, has been my good friend and brother for a long time,’’ the Speaker said.
In a vote of thanks, Senate Leader, Yahyah Abdullahi promised that the National Assembly would mobilise resources to ensure the completion of the Koko-Yauri federal road.