Dame Judith Amaechi, former First Lady of Rivers State and wife of the Minister for Transportation, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, says conferment of traditional honour on deserving Nigerians along ethnic lines will promote national unity, cultural diversity and ethnic tolerance.
Dame Amaechi stated this Saturday during the turbanning of her husband as the Dan Amanar Daura by the Daura Emirate Council in Katsina State.
She said such recognition from another ethnic nationality would lead to national integration and peaceful co-existence among Nigerians.
Dame Amaechi, while responding to the admission of her husband into Daura Emirate Council, said such gesture will also promote ethnic and cultural ties and bonds across the Niger.
“Today is indeed remarkable in the life of my family and the country at large. This event will rejuvenate closer ties and bonds between and among ethnic lines as Nigerians from all walks of lives attended this auspicious event.
“It goes to show the place of peace, unity of purpose and oneness.
It’s also a demonstration of love and an affirmation of excellence on a Nigerian public servant who has done well for his people in delivering on his mandate of providing and revamping rail infrastructure and connecting Nigeria to Nigerians.”
Mrs Amaechi, who paid glowing tributes to her husband said the family has already offered him to the service of God and humanity
“My husband is a workaholic who thinks about the wellbeing of Nigerians and development of this country. The family for a long time had already offered him to public service and has been providing him with necessary support to ensure he delivers excellent service to Nigeria and Nigerians.”
Mrs Amaechi further appreciated President Muhammad Buhari for sending a high powered delegation to the event and the Daura Emirate Council for the recognition and honour done to her husband.
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