2 June 2010

Nigeria: Fika Monarch Sues for Peace

Damaturu — People of Yobe State have been called to embrace peace irrespective of tribe, religion and party affiliation.

This message was contained in an address delivered by Chairman, Council of Chiefs and Emir of Fika, Dr. Muhammadu Abali Ibn Muhammadu Idrissa, while turbanning three district heads at his palace in Potiskum town over the weekend.

The royal father, who said the importance of peace cannot be over-emphasised, urged his subjects to continue to live in harmony and support all government's policies and programmes.

His words: "I call on my people to sustain peace and harmony; let them respect government laws to pave way for development at all levels. District heads are closer to the grassroots; they assist in bringing people closer to government."

Also, Icon in the Emirate, Alhaji Idrissa Madaki, described Fika Emirate as a big emirate with lots of antecedents.

He said, "We embrace people irrespective of the differences; if you observe, our style of appointing district head is different because we appoint the district head from every community; we want to give every community a sense of belonging."

Those turbaned were Alhaji Borno Maude to head Damboa ward while Alhaji Ibrahim Na'Ibbi would be in charge of Damboa II and Alhaji Maina Alhaji to head Fika town.

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