The Emir of Daura, Alhaji Umar Faruq, has conferred the traditional title of “Danbaiwan-Hausa’’ on the former governor of Abia, Orji Uzor Kalu in recognition of his efforts toward the development of Abia and Nigeria at large.
The News Agency of Nigeria reported that Faruq stated this on Wednesday in his palace in Daura, when he conferred the title on the former governor.
The monarch, who described Kalu as peace promoter, noted that the title has made him the representative of the Hausa in the entire Igbo land in the country.
“We appreciate your contributions to the business sector in Nigeria and your efforts in peace building for the good of community.
“We also appreciate the love you have for our son; I urge you to continue your campaigns for President Muhammadu Buhari,” he said.
The Emir said that throughout the Hausa land, it is only the Daura Emirate that can confer that title to anybody, which means a “Gifted son of Hausa Kingdom.”
Responding, Kalu commended the Emir for the title, and assured the monarch that he would continue to do more for the development and unity of the country.