By Mohammed Baba Busu
Etsu Nupe and Chairman, Niger State Council of Traditional Rulers, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar has called on parents to ensure proper upbringing of their children.
Alhaji Yahaya made the call on Tuesday in Bida at the naming ceremony of the son of prof Muhammad Kuta-Yahaya, a former Secretary to the State Government, (SSG) Niger State.
Etsu Nupe said that children were special gifts from God and should be brought up in a godly manner as such children would contribute positively to the development of the society.
The Royal Father, who was represented by his Jakada, Baba Alhaji-Yahaya, prayed for God’s protection, blessings and good health for the new born and the entire family.
It would be recalled that Prof Kuta-Yahaya, who is the Magartakada Nupe named his son, Abubakar Sultan Yahaya Kuta.
Alhaji Abubakar also called on parents and guardians to educate their children for self development and nation building.
Etsu Nupe said that the importance of education to societal development cannot be overemphasised, stressing the need for parents to see education as the best legacy they could leave for their children.
”I urge you to send your children to school as it is a legacy to liberate our children in the future,” he said.
In his sermon, the Chief Imam of Nupe land, Sheikh Adamu Liman-Yakatun has advised people to imbibe the act of praying as the best instrument to seek God’s guidance and protection.
Liman-Yakatun said with fervent prayers, there will be peace and development in the country.
He noted that prayer is key to success, hence the need for Nigerians to continue to pray for God’s intervention to overcome the challenges facing the nation.
Some guests and friends of Prof Kuta-Yahaya, Professor of Agricultural Extension and Development Communication, University of Ibadan who grace the occasion include:
Jakadan sarkin Nupe, Madaki Sarkin Nupe, Wambai Sarkin Nupe, Prof. Mohammed Saba Abdulkadir of I.B.B University Lapai, Dr. Aminu, Managing Director, Federal Medical Center Bida,
Others are, Dr Ibrahim Tswachi, led a team of Wushishi Old Students Association (WOSA), Mallam Musa Mohammed, Wustaz Kudu Tafyan, Alhaji Idris Usman(RIFAN)
Magafun Nupe, Nuhu Garba Ngaski, Permanent Secretary, Niger State Local Government Service Commission, Alh Umar Iyaka, Gimba Tswatagi, Mall NDA Aliyu, Alh Musa Zago, Alhaji Rabi’uv Nata’ala, one time House of Representatives Aspirant for Bosso/Paikoro Federal Constituency, Political leaders, among others .