Real Reason I Turbaned Amaechi – Emir Of Daura, Alhaji Faruk Umar
The Emir of Daura, Alhaji Faruk Umar has revealed the motives behind the turbaning of Rotimi Amaechi.
For his “dedication to the development of his emirate and Nigeria,” Alhaji Faruk Umar named Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transportation, as Dan Amanar Daura (Trusted son of Daura) at his palace.
“I turbaned Amaechi not because the minister gave me money, but to repay the minister’s kindness to the emirate,” Faruk remarked.
“Because they have shown reliable,” the Emir continued, persons like Amaechi deserved a traditional title in the Emirate.
The monarch made the disclosure while conferring on Amechi, Dan Amanar Daura, in his palace at Daura, Katsina State.
He said: “We are Muslims and our religion allows us to respect those who respect us. If I turban anyone, it’s not because he gave us money or we want something from that person, we turban people irrespective of their religion or tribe.
“You are living witnesses that we have turbaned a lot of people in this country and even beyond. You know that we don’t do what we do for monetary gain,”
He added, “I would like to remind you that the good things the minister brought to this emirate are countless, but we’ve seen the University of Transport Technology that he has cited here, we’ve seen the railway that has been cited here to the Niger Republic. Because of that rail line, we will have a station here where our people’s business will progress.”