President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated the Minister of State for Petroleum, Chief Timipre Sylva on his turbanning as 'Sarkin Kudun Hausa' by the Daura Emirate Council of Katsina state.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina on Wednesday.
According to the statement, the president congratulated Sylva on the honour bestowed on him by the Emir of Daura, His Royal Highness, Alhaji (Dr) Umar Farouk Umar, "in recognition of his versatile and cross-cultural experiences, schooling, working and sharing wisdom in various parts of the country, and the world."
President Buhari further appreciated the Daura Emirate Council for their support enjoyed by his administration.
He also wished the Minister and his family well.
"President Muhammadu Buhari congratulates the Minister of State, Petroleum, Chief Timipre Sylva, on his turbaning by the Daura Emirate Council with the traditional title of “Sarkin Kudun Hausa’’.
"President Buhari believes Sylva’s acceptance of the title further highlights the need for religious and cultural tolerance, understanding and networking to sustain the unity of the country, drawing lessons from shared humanity.
"The President appreciates the Daura Emirate Council for their support for his administration.
"President Buhari prays for the well-being of the Minister and his family."
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