By Mohammed Dala Lawan
Peace Ambassadors of Abzinawa Damagaram, Zeinder, Niger Republic, honoured the Yobe state Governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, with a traditional title of “Sarkin Yakin Zaman lafiya” for Nigeria and Niger Republic.
The leader of the delegation, Mr. Abdullahi Ibrahim, said the title was in recognition of Gov. Buni’s efforts in the promotion of peace and peaceful coexistence among Nigeria and Niger communities.
“We found it necessary to recognize you with this title in view of the peaceful coexistence and infrastructural development in the border communities which are also enjoyed by communities in Niger Republic.
“Your strides in healthcare delivery, road network, and economic development to your people are being enjoyed by our communities in Niger Republic,” Abdallah said.
Governor Buni assured to continue promoting peace between the two countries.
“We are brothers who were divided by the colonial boundaries and that should not make us enemies.
“I will continue to encourage peaceful coexistence among our communities and countries” Gov. Buni assured.
The Governor was in December last year bestowed with a National Honour of “Commandeur dans l’ordre du merit du Niger” by the Government of Niger Republic for his contribution to the improved diplomatic relationship between the two countries.