President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with government and people of Niger state, and the sons and daughters of Nupe Kingdom as the Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, marks 16 years on the throne, and celebrates his 67th birthday.
The president rejoiced with all family members of the royal house, friends and associates of the traditional ruler, whose legacy of hard work, discipline and honesty in public service continues to resonate.
The president also extolled the nobility, maturity and visionary leadership of the Etsu Nupe as he sits on the throne of his fathers, upholding the historically strong culture and arts of the people and maintaining peace and good neighbourliness with other traditional stools and cultures.
As chairman of Niger State Traditional Council, the president said his culture of acceptance that pervades the state and the versatility in promoting communal living, entrepreneurship, agriculture and education deserves commendation.
The president prayed that the Almighty God would grant Etsu Nupe longer life, more peaceful years on the throne and wisdom to keep guiding his people in the right direction.