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which is a car­i­ca­ture of the real Hawan Nas­sarawa dur­bar was ini­ti­ated by the youths to re­place the real dur­bar, as a re­sult of the in­se­cu­rity sit­u­a­tion which led to the can­cel­la­tion of the Sal­lah dur­bar, a cel­e­bra­tion which al­most ev­ery in­di­vid­ual in the area looks for­ward to. For peo­ple in the area, the Sal­lah fes­ti­val cel­e­bra­tion is in­com­pa­ra­ble with any form of cel­e­bra­tion es­pe­cially the ‘Hawan Nas­sarawa Dur­bar. Dur­ing this event the Emir of Kano pays homage to the state gover­nor, and also goes through the GRA which in­ci­den­tally flanks Giginyu town.

Dur­ing such pe­ri­ods young and the old, male and fe­male gather along the road side to pay homage to their Emir, as they be­lieve who ever sets eyes on the Emir dur­ing such fes­tiv­ity lives longer. It was re­li­ably gath­ered that such has been the trend for ages, un­til when the chal­lenge of in­se­cu­rity emerged and such dur­bars were can­celled.

It will also in­ter­est many to note that though the peo­ple of Giginyu be­came so ob­sessed with the dur­bar pro­ce­dures that even a 7 year old child knows the rudi­ments of Hawan Nas­sarawa, there­fore its can­cel­la­tion has put them in a quandary, as they have no other thing to hold on to that can re­place the old his­toric event.

It was in 2012 that a young man named Mubarak Idris Giginyu and some few youths in the area, ini­ti­ated a car­i­ca­ture of Hawan Nas­sarawa Dur­bar, to serve as a re­place­ment of the can­celled dur­bar that year. Though it was dur­bar char­ac­ter­ized by corn stalks dec­o­rated to serve as horses,what ini­tially started as a mere car­i­ca­ture of the fes­ti­val turned out to re­ceive ac­co­lades just like the orig­i­nal dur­bar in the town.

Mubarak, Emir of the corn stalk dur­bar.

The lovely dur­bar high­lights the

False eye lashes and beards were part of the fun.

Note the corn stalks car­ried by these princes.

A huge crowd gath­ered to watc and per­son­al­i­ties.

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