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Jubilation as Alhaji Nasiru Danu is turbaned as Tafida Babba Daura today


Today, at exactly 12:30pm, local time, in Daura, Katsina State, one of Nigeria’s most outstanding philanthropists and politicians, shall be turbaned as the new Tafida Babba Daura, by His Royal Highness, the Emir of Daura, Alhaji Umar Farouk Umar CON.

Alhaji Nasiru Haladu Danu, Dan Amana Dutse, a reputable businessman and consummate politician, is the Chairman and Founder of the Nasiru Haladu Danu (NHD) Foundation, a humanitarian organization well-known for lifting the less-privileged through philanthropic interventions, helping the sick through medical outreaches, and empowering young people with self-sustaining enterprises.

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent message of congratulations to Alhaji Danu, on the conferment of the chieftaincy title, describing the honour as a clear illustration of the harmonious relationship between the nation’s diverse cultures, while hailing the beneficiary “for working with enormous energy to make the CHANGE we promised Nigerians a reality”.

In a statement, signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President, (Media and Publicity), Mr Garba Shehu, the President said he will not be at the event, but has designated a delegation of three, made up of the Ministers of Water Resources, Engr. Sulaiman Adamu, Aviation, Hadi Sirika, and the Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity), Garba Shehu, to represent him.

It will be recalled that Alhaji Nasiru Danu has been a major supporter and loyal associate of President Buhari right from the first time he contested to become the president of Nigeria, in 2003; when he formed the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), and right up to the time he finally secured his victory to become the President of Nigeria in 2015.

In 2017, Danu was turbaned as the Dan Amanar Dutse, which Durbar took place on the 4th of May at the Emirs’s Palace, Dutse; with a two-day event including a Gala Night which took place at the Royal Golf Course and concluded by the turbaning and dinner hosted by the Jigawa State Government at the Government House Dutse.

Some of the guests in attendance were the president Muhammadu Buhari, Wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, Hon Yakubu Dogara (then Speaker house of reps), the Ooni of Ife, Chief EmeKa Nwajiuba (present Minister of State for Education) and so many other dignitaries, with Igbo traditional masquerade coming all the way from Anambra State.

In 2021, Danu hosted the music legend Tuface Idibia (2Baba) when he presented mobile studios and entertainment business starter packs to some youths of Nigeria, in Abuja; which were presented to the young show business entrepreneurs by Nigeria’s Minister of State for Labour, Festus Keyamo.

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