By SOLOMON NDA-ISAIAH
The Etsu of Nupe, His Royal Highness, Alh. Dr. Yahaya Abubakar (CFR) marked his birthday on today Tuesday, September 12, amidst tons of congratulatory messages from his family, friends, partners and colleagues across the world.
Top among foreign dignitaries who have felicitated with him is popularly musician and renowned hit maker, Wyclef Jean who described the Royal Father as a reservoir of wisdom and embodiment of humility while playing birthday song.
His birthday comes days to the 20th anniversary of his coronation as the 13th Etsu Nupe and the chairman Niger State Council of Traditional Rulers.
Scheduled to come up on Saturday, September 16, 2023, the royal event will take place under the distinguished chairmanship of former military President, Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida Rtd (GCFR).
Also expected as Special Guest of Honour is governor of Niger State, His Excellency Mohammed Umar Bago.
Royal Father of the day is, His Eminence Alh. Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III (CFR) The Sultan of Sokoto and Chairman National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria.
It is expected to be a heavy gathering of royalties within and outside Nigeria.
The celebrant has received commendations in the past two decades he has been on throne for his demonstration of sense of justice and fairness in leading the Nupe community, one of the largest ethnic communities in the northern Nigeria.