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Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri commended traditional rulers for keeping peace in their domain, advising them to encourage dry season farming amongst their subjects, stressing that government is ready towards ensuring food security.

Governor Fintiri stated this at the conferment of traditional chieftaincy titles on some illustrious sons, daughters and friends which took place at Hama Batta's palace in Demsa, on Saturday, 30th December, 2023.

The Batta Traditional Council has conferred titles on Deputy Governor,  Professor Kaletapwa Farauta and Twenty Six other illustrious sons, daughters and friends of Batta Chiefdom.

Represented by his Deputy who doubles as Rutu Batta, Professor Kaletapwa Farauta, the Governor whose son was also awarded the title of Kurmo Batta, meaning the shield of Batta Kingdom, revealed that government will continue to propel Adamawa to greatness through its people oriented policies and programmes, noting that it will keep investing in key sectors such as education, health, Agriculture amongst other spheres of human endeavor.

While warning against unnecessary sales of farm produce, he drew the attention of the celebrants on the need to reciprocate the gesture by promoting peace, unity and development of Batta Kingdom, Adamawa and Nigeria in general.

The Hama Bata, Homun Alhamdu Gladstone Teneke said the traditional titles cut across young and old is a deliberate attempt to raise responsible generation of men and women.

He revealed that the conferment is in recognition of their contributions to peace and development of the Kingdom and to also maintain the cultural existence of Batta people.

Homun Teneke encouraged them to remain the good ambassadors of Batta chiefdom, reminding them that their recognition is a call to service.

The paramount ruler acknowledged the effort and contributions of Governor Fintiri to peaceful coexistence and development of Batta land, challenging the Youths to hold onto the culture of being deligent, honest, accountable and respectful towards their elders.

Chief Joel Madaki on behalf of the celebrants appreciated Batta traditional council for the recognition, saying the honour is a challenge for them to do more for the betterment of Batta kingdom. 

Amongst other personalities conferred with Batta traditional titles include; Chief Joel Madaki as Nzomurokake Batta, Senator Aminu Iya Abbas as Turmo Batta, Adamu Atiku Abubakar, Fyemi Batta.

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