Potiskum Emirate Council has approved the conferment of two(2) Traditional Chieftaincy titles on two(2) illustrious sons of the Emirate.
This was contained in a letter signed and issued to newsmen, by the Acting Secretary of Potiskum Emirate, Mallam Gambo Adamu, who said, the Emirate appointed Musa Abdullahi UMAR (fsi) as “Dokajin Pataskum’ and Adamu Yusuf Garba as “Wakilin Matasan Potiskum”.
The statement explained that the appointment was in recognition their hard work, contribution and dedication towards the development of Potiskum Town, Yobe State, and the Country.
Available records indicated that Musa Abdullahi Umar, a Fellow of Security Institute(fsi),was a Public Servant who diligently contributed his quota for thirty-three(33) unblemished years at one of the Federal Government Strategic Agencies, before honourably retiring as a Director of Internal Security(DIS) upon attainment of the mandatory retirement age from public service.
Credible sources from Potiskum Emirate Council revealed that the newly appointed Dokajin Pataskum was so honoured,having acknowledged his unrelenting hardwork and dedication towards ensuring peace, security, policy support in the nation’s democratic experiment and maintenance of law and order while in service.
At the Community level, there was a general consensus that Musa Abdullahi UMAR,fsi had never shied away in defense, and objectively presenting issues relating to Potiskum Emirate Council in particular, and Potiskum Township, regardless of its cosmopolitan nature, stressing the need for peaceful coexistence for the development of Yobe State and the nation at large.
The sources revealed that the Dokajin Potiskum was honoured largely due to his contributions in areas of youth employment, with virtually all the major ethnic groups in Potiskum Local Government acknowledged and having a fair share of such gesture.
While congratulating the new appointees, the Mai Potiskum Alhaji Umaru Bubaram Ibn Wuriwa Bauya I,OON urged them to be loyal and abide by the rules and regulations governing the Emirate Council.
The Monarch admonished them to be good ambassadors by disassociating themselves from all actions and misconducts capable of embarrassing the Emirate or bringing their persons to disrepute.
In their separate remarks, the new appointees pledged their unalloyed loyalty to the Emirate and promised to abide by the rules and regulations governing the Emirate Council, while discharging their responsibilities.