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Aku Uka Honoured In Lafia




The Aku Uka, His Royal Majesty Dr. Shekarau Angyu Masa Ibi Kuvyo II was given a glowing welcome  and honored by the Emir of Lafia, Justice Sidi Bage I, and the Lafia Emirate Council on his entry to Lafia town from Abuja.

The Aku Uka was welcomed and receives by the Emir of Lafia, Aku Arikya and members of Lafia Emirate Council at the Lafia City Gate.

In a triumphant entry into the town, Aku Uka was received by a mammoth crowd at the Palace of the Emir of Lafia with the Secretary of the Lafia Emirate Council announcing his presence,  describing him as “Master and Legend King of Bariberi”, while members of the council, District and Wards Heads paid their traditional homage.

In his remark, the Aku Uka extended the appreciation of the Jukun Kingdom to the Lafia Bareberi Emirate and entire Barebari Kingdom for keeping to their mutual relationship that has existed for more than 1000 years.
He briefly narrated the history of the movement of Barebari and Jukun from Yemen through Egypt to Ngazargamu in Nigeria.
“When the Jukuns moved to Kwararafa down to Wukari and spread to other states in Nigeria while Barebari moved to Borno spread to Lafia.”
 He urged them to pray for peace and unity in Nigeria, cooperate with the Emir, and be prayerful to leaders.

The Emir of Lafia, Justice Sidi Bage I in his welcome address thanked the Aku Uka for the important visit and appreciates his fatherly role to the Emirate.
 According to the Emir of Lafia,
 “Aku Uka is unique and has a significant role in Lafia Emirate Council and Barebari Kingdom that is why Aku Uka sat on the (the Emir's) official seat, nobody in this world and country no matter his statue has ever sat and will ever sit on that official seat apart from the Emir of Lafia and Aku Uka. He clearly pointed out that whenever Aku Uka is in this Palace the officially coroneted seat is not longer for him but for Aku Uka.”


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