50 yrs on: Arewa stands still for Sardauna

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50 yrs on: Arewa stands still for Sardauna
By PHILIBUS DAUDA, Kaduna

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Sardauna of Sokoto, Sir Ahmadu Bello

 
The entire defunct region on Thursday stood still to mark the 50th anniversary o the demise of the late Sardauna of Sokoto, Sir Ahmadu Bello who was assassinated by coup plotters on January 15, 1966.
The four-day programme was declared open at the Arewa House, Kaduna, attracting, the traditional, political and business leaders from across Nigeria.
The roll call included Special Guest of Honour, President Muhammadu Buhari, several governors, led by the Chairman f the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Abdulazeez Yari of Zamfara State, traditional rulers led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, intellectuals represented by the Dan Matsanin Kano, Maitama Sule and Chief Executives of legacy organizations of Sir Ahmadu Bello, prominent among whom was the Group Managing Director of New Nigerian Newspapers, Malam Tukur Abdulrahman.
The events will continue on Friday with Juma’at prayers, Saturday will feature exhibitions a nd symposium, while Sunday would be marked with Christian church service.
As at time of filing this report, Kaduna is witnessing a bee-hive of activities as a result of visitors that thronged the city which is regarded as the centre of the North and its political headquarters.
JATUSKI Communications gathered that activities in several states in the North may have been affected by the Golden Jubilee anniversary, as most of their governors and top politicians have converged on Kaduna.
With the development, the economy of Kaduna is thriving on the resultant economic activities that accompanied the event.
Hotels are the biggest beneficiaries, while souvenirs sellers and the food industry in the city are also making brisk profits.

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