By: Babagana Bukar Wakil
His Royal Highness the Shehu of Borno Alh Dr Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai Allamin Ek-kanemi has approved the appointment of Malam Mukhtar Alkali as Shettima Mallumbe of Borno, one of the prestigious traditional title holder in the emirate.
The appointment was conveyed weekend to the new title holder by Alhaji Grema Isa, the Grema Balbalbe of Borno.
Presenting the appointment letter to Mukhtar Alkali, a season journalist of Borno Radio Television (BRTV) Senior Reporter, Alhaji Grema said that the appointment of Malam Mukhtar Alkali was based on merit as he inherited his late father, Shettima Alkali Habib of blessed memory who died last year.
The presentation of the letter which took placed at the new Shettima’s family residence in Adam kolo Area of Shehuri Ward of Maiduguri city, the state capital, it was attended by family members, friends, relations, associates, well-wishers, and elders of the new Shettima family that converged and witnessed the historic event.
Speaking on behalf of the Shettima’s family, Alhaji Bakura Mallam Lawan could not hide his happiness while pouring encomium on His Eminence as he was full of praises to His Eminence, HRH, the Shehu of Borno, for the confident reposed on the Late Shettima Habib family by appointing his son, Malam Mukhtar Alkali to succeed his late father.
Alhaji Bakura assured that the new title holder will justify the confidence reposed in him as he has knowledge of the roles and other duties of the tittle of Shettima of Borno, stressing that Mukhtar will work tirelessly and diligently to justify the trust and confident reposed on him by His Royal Highness, the Shehu of Borno.