By:Hadiza Garba, Maiduguri
Borno State Governor Babagana Umara Zulum has presented staff of office to the recently appointed Emir of Biu , Mai Mustapha Umar Mustapha II.
Mai Mustapha Umar Mustapha II, the 29th emir of Biu was appointed on the after the dimise of his later father 21st September 2020.
The colorful occasion which took place at Biu central stadium had in attendance, the deputy Governors of Borno and Gombe, Shehu of Borno, Alh. Dr. Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai Al-Almin El-Kanami, other emirs from Borno and the neighbouring states, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Yusuf Buratai.
While Presenting the Staff of Office, Governor Zulum said that the historical antecedents of Bura/Babur and other tribes in Borno are not only intertwined but two sides of the same coin.
He charged the new Emir to consolidate the foundation put in place by his late father Mai Umar Mustapha Aliyu by been just and fair to carry everybody along and sustain the development in education, health, agriculture, security of people my strengthening community policing.
It could be recalled that the late emir Mai Umar Mustapha died after a brief illness in September 2020 at the age of 79.
The Governor was full of praise to the Nigerian Armed Forces, other security operatives, vigilantes and members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) on the recent successes been recorded in the fight against insurgency in Borno.
The Governor also commended the Chief of Army Staff to citing the Nigerian Army University in Biu town.