Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Abbas Tajudeen, has congratulated the Emir of Zazzau, Amb. Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli, on the conferment of a doctorate degree in Public Affairs (Honoris Causa) on him by the Western Delta University, Oghara, Delta State yesterday.
Abbas, who represents Zaria Federal Constituency in Kaduna State at the House, described Emir Bamalli’s honorary degree as well-deserved, saying the monarch had contributed immensely to the affairs of not just Zazzau Emirate and Kaduna State but the entire country.
The speaker, who is a prince in Zazzau emirate and holds the traditional title of Iyan Zazzau, said it was not surprising that Emir Bamalli was being honoured by a university in Delta State, noting that the honour further confirmed his elder statesman status.
Abbas, while commending the Western Delta University for honouring the emir, said the honour would encourage him to further unite Nigerians across ethnic and religious lines.
He noted that the honour being bestowed on the emir signified reward for patriotism and good leadership as well as pursuit of peace and unity in the country.
The speaker wished Emir Bamalli well and encouraged him to continue playing the fatherly role among his people and others.