Governor Bello Matawalle has been conferred with the new traditional title of Turakin Borgu by the Emir of Borgu Mai Borgu Barrister Muhammad Halliru.
The news of the appointment was conveyed to the Governor in a letter delivered to him by the Secretary to the Emirate of Borgu Barr. Abubakar Sadiq Jibril the (Majadadi of Sarkin Borgu) who was equally accompanied by Mr. Mike Nwaede the Personal Assistant to the Emir.
Mr Mike, who spoke on behalf of the Emirate Council, said the Emir asked them to inform the Governor that the decision to offer him this honour was informed by his excellent drive towards peace, not only in Zamfara state, but the Country by extension.
He said that in addition, the open and genuine friendship exhibited by the Governor towards the Emirate of Borgu endeared him to the Council and hence, the decision to draw him closer to the Borgu people became highly imperative.
According to Malam Zailani Bappa the spokesperson of the Governor Bello Mohammed, he said the Governor thanked the Emir and his Council for finding him worthy of the title.
According to Bappa, the Governor said that he has always seen himself as part of the Borgu Emirate, recalling that the late Emir was like a father to him.
“The late Emir was like a father to me, he was also instrumental in my success in political decisions in the past, so when I became Governor, he was among the first people to come to Zamfara and congratulate me”, the Governor noted.
“I wholeheartedly accept this offer, and please inform the Emir that we shall soon come and pay homage and properly express our appreciation to this important honor done to us”.
This latest honor to His Excellency adds to his earlier major traditional titles of Matawallen Maradun, Barden Hausa, Shattiman Sakkawato, Fagacin Zangon Ghana, DamnMdamin Mafara, Obafero, Ile Oluwa of Ile-Ife, among others.