By Bala Dauda, Damaturu
A group, Peace Ambassadors of Abzinawa Damagaram, Zeinder, in Niger Republic, has honoured Gov Mai Mala Buni of Yobe with a traditional title of “Sarkin Yakin Zaman lafiya” for Nigeria and Niger.
Presenting the title to Buni in Damaturu on Friday, the leader of the group, Mr. Abdullahi Ibrahim, said the honour was in recognition of the governor’s efforts in promoting peaceful co-existence between the two countries.
“We found it necessary to recognize you with this title in view of the peaceful coexistence and infrastructural development in the border communities which are also enjoyed by communities in Niger Republic.
“Your strides in healthcare delivery, road network, economic development to your people are being enjoyed by our communities in Niger Republic,” Abdallah said.
Responding, Buni assured to continue promoting peace between the two countries.
“We are brothers who were divided by the colonial boundaries and that should not make us enemies.
“I will continue to encourage peaceful coexistence among our communities and countries,” he said.
Our correspondent reports that Buni was in December, 2022, bestowed with a National Honour of “Commandeur dans l’ordre du merit du Niger” by the Government of Niger Republic for his contribution to the improved diplomatic
ties between the two countries.