Why I adopted Igbo/South-south children – Emir of Dutse
The Emir of Dutse, Alhaji Muhammadu Nuhu Sanusi, yesterday revealed that he adopted Igbo/ South -south children long ago because of his belief in the unity and progress of Nigeria.
The emir spoke when the National Chairman of the PDP, Alhaji Adamu Muazu and the Chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum, Godswill Akpabio, led 13 PDP governors to his palace on a courtesy visit.
“I am overwhelmed by the presence of these high personalities in my palace and I am honoured by this visit. We must not lose sight of the challenges facing us as a nation. There are lots of divisive tendencies now in Nigeria but we must try and emphasize what unites us. Fourteen years ago I adopted Igbo and South-south children in this palace. I have been training them since then. Some of them are in universities while others are in secondary schools. They are now part of the palace. I did that because I strongly believe in the unity of Nigeria”, he said.
He described unemployment as the greatest threat to peace and security, adding that the NYSC should be converted to skills acquisition training so that graduate would become empowered and self reliant. The emir urged the government to partner with traditional institutions to arrest the security situation in the country, adding that the peace in Jigawa is as a result of such collaboration.
In his remarks, the PDP chairman said they were at the palace to thank the emir and the entire traditional institution for the support given to the Jigawa State governor to succeed, adding that they need such support to ensure a PDP victory in 2015. Akpabio on his part thanked the emir for the wonderful reception, adding that the traditional institution is a stabilizing factor in Nigeria.