The traditional ruler of Yola, the capital of Nigeria’s north eastern state of Adamawa, The Lamido of Adamawa, Alhaji Barkindo Mustapha, has given Abdul Aziz Nyako, the eldest son of Governor Murtala Nyako, the traditional title of “Sarkin Matasa”.
The title means “the leader of youths” in Adamawa.
At the ceremony in his palace on Saturday in Yola, the Lamido said the title was given to Nyako based on his contribution to youth mobilisation and development in the state.
The traditional ruler said that Nyako was expected to continue to mobilise youths in the area to realise their potential for the socio-economic development of the emirate.
He added that the youth leader would also serve as security adviser to the emirate.
Barkindo, also made his son, Alhaji Mohammed Barkindo, “Kauran Adamawa” at the ceremony, and called on the new title holders to see their recognition as a challenge to live up to the expectation of the emirate.
Responding on behalf of the recipients, Nyako thanked the royal father and the traditional council for the opportunity given them to serve the emirate.
Nyako solicited support and prayers from the public for them to succeed in the onerous task of mobilising diverse youths in the state for peace, unity and development.