The Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmumini Usman has conferred the traditional title of the Sardaunan Katsina to the Director General, National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ahmed Abubakar.
The title was conferred on him yesterday at the emir’s palace in a ceremony that saw several dignitaries in attendance.
Sardaunan Katsina is a prestigious traditional title given to well-deserved persons from the state that had excelled in their career, business or other works of life.
Apart from the title, the NIA boss is recipient of several local and international awards as recognition of his career development and service to humanity.
Some of these include three DGNIA Awards for devotion to duty and excellence, the National honour of Commandeur de l’Ordre National de la Republique du Niger conferred on him by President Mohammed Bazoum; the National Honour of Commander of the Federal Republic, CFR conferred on him by President Muhammadu Buhari, and the National Honour of Ordre National de Merite de la Republique de Guinee-Bisau, among others.
Addressing the large crowd of well-wishers shortly before the coronation, the Katsina Emir said the conferment of the title on the NIA Boss was in appreciation of his meritorious career service, as well as his commitment to hard work and trustworthiness.
He called on people to emulate the virtues of the NIA boss even as he called on leaders in the country to work at improving the lot of the common man.
He also called on people to eschew actions that are inimical to the corporate existence of the country, including tribalism and sectionalism.
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