By Ismail Auwal
The Emir of Keffi, Dr Shehu Chindo Yamusa III has conferred the title of Barden Keffi to Alhaji Sani Mahmoud Shaaban in recognition of Shaaban’s dogged efforts in philanthropy, bridge-building and establishment of familiar and cordial relationship between Zazzau Emirate and Keffi Emirate.
Shaaban, who currently holds the title of Danburan in the Zazzau Emirate is a top-notch political personality being touted by Kaduna state citizens to succeed Gov Nasir El-Rufai.
Responding to the surprise gesture of Emir Yamusa, Shaaban said: “honestly I was taken aback by this gigantic gift from His Highness. I came to Keffi to pay homage, but little did I know I would be honored with his important title.
“The history of fraternity and cordial relationship between Zazzau Emirate, it’s people with Keffi Emirate it’s predates colonial time.
“And this honour has further cemented this age-long friendship, by the grace of Allah we shall continue to uphold and extend this important harmony between these two important Emirates to the zenith of fraternity.
“And to demonstrate my profound commitment to Emir Yamusa, I shall, in due course bring an important developmental projects or program to this Emirate. After all we have done it in many countries talkless of our home here in Kebbi.
While a coronation date was not fixed, the Emir of Zazzau, Ahmad Nuhu Bamalli called in Emir Yamusa showing his gratitude and appreciation for honouring one of his title holder.