By: Umar Abdullahi Aliyu
Sen. Mohammed Umar Jibrilla Bindow thanked the Emir of Deba, HRH Alh. Ahmad Usman for making Shelleng the first Fagaci of Deba.
Umar Isa Shelleng, the Press Secretary to the first lady of Adamawa state turbaned as the first Fagaci of Deba on the 9th of February 2019 by the Emir of Deba, HRH Alh. Ahmad Usman.
Governor Bindow speaking through the Hon. Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Hon. Ahmed Sajoh during the ceremony at the palace of the Emir of Deba said, Bindow sent him to come and thank the Emir and the Emirate of Deba for recognizing and making their own Umar Isa Shelleng the first Fagaci of Deba. He added that, a honor to Shelleng is a honour to Adamawa State “a good son will always get a deserve love from his people, parents and society at large. Umar Farouk Isa Shelleng is indeed a good one, he is a colleague, a man of good character, and a person that possesses leadership qualities”, the Commissioner added.
He urged Shelleng to remained obedient, exhibit all the good qualities being expected from him, he also urged him to use his experience and knowledge as a media man to make the Emirate known to all, protect its interest, maintain good relationship between Yola and Deba.
Governor Bindow appealed to the people of Deba to imbibe peace with one another as traditional institutions are good tools that can be used to sustain peaceful coexistence among societies. He used the medium to appeal to governments at all levels to recognize the existence and the importance of traditional institutions especially toward ensuring the safety and security of the lives and properties of the common man. He added “ in Adamawa for instance, we work hand in hand with traditional bodies like ward heads, village heads, district heads and the first class chiefs”, we give them support and courage to work toward ensuring the safety and security of our people, and the results are out there for everyone to see. Sajoh added.
Speaking during the occasion, HRH Alh. Ahmad Usman, the Emir of Deba said I approved the title of ‘Fagaci Deba’ in honour of Umar Isa Shelleng because he deserve it. He thanked Governor Bindow for honoring his invitation by sending a high powered delegation including Hon. Commissioners and Permanent Secretaries to represent him in spite of the ongoing electioneering campaigns.
Alh. Ahmad Usman further revealed that the representation portrayed a good relationships and a prove of what we saw in Shelleng.
The Emir added that, the title given to Shelleng is an added responsibility “You need to get prepared for the job ahead”.
For the advices and the appeals made by Bindow, the Emir said we are grateful to the government and people of Adamawa , he added “ surely if we used them it will take us to greatness, he prayed for a successful polls and thanks everyone that attended the ceremony.
Galadima Deba Speaking earlier, said that Umar Isa Shelleng is the first Fagaci of Deba, he is expected to serve as a good adviser to the emirate, protect its interest and make the emirate known to all.
Horse riding, dinner, traditional dances and photo taking added colour to the occasion.