By Mahdi Waziri Isa


Arrangements to welcome Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasiru Ahmed El-Rufai, his deputy, Dr Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe and their entourage in Gwantu for the coronation and presentation of staff of office to the Chief of Gwantu, His Royal Highness, Malam Balarabe Abdullahi Karma has reached top gears.

The ceremony has been slated to take place on Thursday 22/12/2022, by 10 am at the Governorment Day Secondary School Gwantu, Kaduna State

The Chairman Local Organizing Committee of the Coronation Ceremony, Waziri Isa Adam, who is also Wazirin Gwantu III, disclosed this in a chat with few selected journalists on the state of preparations for the ceremony.

He said while the Governor of Nasarawa State, Engineer Abdullahi Alhaji Sule has agreed to be the Special Guest of Honour at the ceremony, the Emir of Zazzau, Ambassador Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli who is also the Chairman of Kaduna State Council of Emirs and Chiefs and his Jama’a Emirate counterpart, Alhaji (Dr) Muhammad Isa Muhammadu II will be Royal Fathers of the Day.

His Royal Highness, Malam Balarabe Abdullahi Karma (Chief of Gwantu)

The Wazirin Gwantu III said all prominent sons and daughters of the Chiefdom at home and in the diaspora have started trouping home to be part of the historic ceremony of the Coronation of the *Mai Gwantu*, and to welcome the state governor who, they love and admire for responding to their age long agitation for the creation of the Chiefdom for the purpose of self determination, progress and all forms of development.

The Chairman of the local organizing committee of the ceremony assured that all hands are on deck to ensure a highly successful and unprecedented coronation ceremony in the history of the Chiefdom.

He said the event will attract different cultural troupes from the local government and from other neighbouring states such as Bauchi and Nasarawa, who will come and showcase their cultural talents, in solidarity with the Chiefdom.

The Wazirin Gwantu III also called on all and sundry in the Chiefdom to cooperate with his Committee and abide by all security arrangements by security personells on ground, for the purpose of ensuring security for all, before, during and after the ceremony.

His Excellency, Malam Nasiru Ahmad El-rufai (Executive Governor Kaduna State)

Commenting on the prominent sons and daughters of the Chiefdom who played commendable roles in the creation and development of the Chiefdom, Wazirin Gwantu III commended the deputy Governor, Dr Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe, Alhaji Abdullahi Maikano, who the Gwantu People simply address as ‘Leader’ because of his historical and leading roles in the history and evolution of the Gwantu race.

He also commended the pioneer role played by the Chairman of Gwantu People Progressive Union, Prince Bala Audu, in the actualisation of the Gwantu Chiefdom.

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