Esu Karu confers traditional titles on Wike, others

Nyesom Wike

FCT Minister Nyesom Wike

The Esu Karu of Karu Chiefdom, Mr Luka Panya-Baba, on Saturday, conferred the FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike, with the traditional title of Bakuku.

Panya-Baba conferred the title in Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, at the celebration of his 20th Anniversary on the throne as the traditional ruler of Karu Chiefdom.

He also conferred on Rep. Tajudeen Abass, Speaker of the House of Representatives, with the traditional title ‘Kpatta’, which means ‘Shield’ of Karu Traditional Council.

He said that the recipients have exhibited exemplary leadership over the years and shown tremendous love and support to the Gbagyi ethnic group.

Panya-Baba also conferred the traditional title of “Katah” which means ‘Shed’ on Sen. Phillip Aduda, while also awarding the Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Mr Zaphaniah Jisalo, with an Award titled “Outstanding Son of the Gbagyi nation”.

The Nasarawa State governor’s wife, Hajiya Silifat Sule, was awarded with the traditional title of “Anyi Koya” of Karu Chiefdom, which means “Women’s mother.

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Dr Lazarus Gaza, an eminent Nigerian, was awarded the title of “Magna” which means instrument.

Responding on behalf of the recipients, Sen, Adudu appreciated the traditional ruler for the gesture.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Karu is the closest satellite town to the FCT.

Karu is predominantly occupied by the Gbagyi and Gwandadara-speaking people.

It is highly populated because most workers working in the FCT reside in Karu.

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