The Emir of Daura, Katsina State, Alhaji Umar Farouk, has explained why the emirate decided to confer a title on President Muhammadu Buhari’s only son, Yusuf.
On Saturday, Yusuf was turbaned as the Talban Daura and District Head of Kwasarawa, however, many Nigerians questioned the rationale behind this.
Speaking at his palace during the turbaning ceremony of four new village heads, the emir said the title would help prevent the new Talba from strolling around Abuja and Yola, his mother’s hometown when the president’s tenure was over.
“We are giving him this title to reciprocate all the good things his father, President Muhammadu Buhari, has done to Daura.
“Even if you don’t like Buhari, you know that Daura of today is different from what it was six years ago. So, to reciprocate this gesture, we gave him the title of Talban Daura, which he gave to his only son, Yusuf. This will prevent him from strolling around Yola (his mother’s hometown) and Abuja.
“From the University of Transport Technology to Federal Polytechnic, to good roads networks and many other development projects, Daura is today better than some states in the country, development-wise.
“We have many sons in Daura who excelled have excelled, but do not want to be associated with it, so Buhari stands out among them,” the emir said.
The new Village Heads turbaned include Armaya’u Bello, the new Sarkin Gabas Kwasarawa and the Village Head of Fatautawa among others.