Northern Youths Condemn Turbaning of Fani Kayode as “Sadaukin Shinkafi,” Demands Revocation
AREWA AGENDA – Arewa Youth Consultative Council, AYCC, has condemned the conferment of the traditional title of “Sadaukin Shinkafi” on former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani Kayode, Monday in Zamfara.
In a letter signed by Prince Oche Solomon Okibe, the National Secretary General of the group and addressed to the Governor of Zamfara State, Dr Bello Muhmad Matawalle, the group berated the turbaning, describing Fani Kayode as the enemy and a big threat to the peace and unity of Northern Nigeria.
“The same Femi Fani Kayode that is scaring many people in the Country with the way he talk as if he want to incite civil war, threatening and making people feel attacked, divided and unsafe by his words and actions” Okibe said.
The Youths therefore called the Emir of Shinkafi to recognize Femi Fani Kayode only within political spheres and not to abuse the traditional system of Northern history by dragging him into it’s sacred institutions.
The youths demanded an immediate revocation of the title conferred to him as it did not represent the interest and aspiration of any northern individual in any way.
Recall that Mr. Fani Kayode is noted for his rediculing statements against the North especially on his various Social Media accounts whereby he usually distance himself with Northern Nigeria and terming them as a backward region that depends on the development of Southern part of the country.
However, in a series of his tweets earlier this month, he was seen hailing the incumbent Governor of Zamfara State and calling former Governor Abdulazeez Yari names.
On Monday, the Emir of Shinkafi, HRH Alhaji Muhammad Makwashe had announced the conferment of the traditional title of “Sadaukin Shinkafi” on the former avaition minister.
The announcement was contained in a statement signed by the Emir and made available to newsmen in Gusau.
Makwashe said that the title was conferred to the former minister following his support and contributions to the development of Shinkafi emirate.
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