Oyo Governor, Makinde commended for appointing Emir of Katagum LAUTECH Chancellor
Governor Makinde of Oyo State
By Akanji Alowolodu, Bauchi
Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has been commended for appointing the Emir of Katagum, Umar Faruq Umar II as the Chancellor of LAUTECH, Ogbomosho a development that has been described as a demonstration of the oneness of the country.
The commendation was made by the Deputy Governor of Bauchi State, Sen Baba Tela in a message he released on the appointment as announced by the Oyo state Governor on Thursday saying that it is coming at a time the country needs everything that will keep it more united.
Baba Tela who is the Matawallen Katagum stressed that the appointment coming from the South West to the North-East of the country is a welcome development because, “it is a sign that irrespective of ethno-religious differences, the country remains one indivisible entity”.
The Deputy Governor who made the statement in his capacity as a traditional title holder of the Katagum Emirate stated that, “I am really very happy and pleased on this development. May Allah continue to strengthen the bond of ties between us and give the Emir the strength and health to carry out the assignment successfully. Amin”.
He expressed confidence that having served the country at the highest level of civil service, the Emir will not fail in the assignment but will make the state and the Emirate very proud by performing creditable.
Bala Tela also appreciated the bold step taken by the Oyo state Governor, Seyi Makinde saying that it is worthy of emulation by other political leaders in the country saying that, “at times like this, what we need is bridge builders across the dividing rivers of ethnicity, religious differences and sectional bigotry. Engineer Seyi Makinde has indeed broken a barrier”.