I wish to congratulate His Royal Highness, Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, Chairman, Niger State Council of Traditional Rulers, on the occasion of his 71st birthday and the commemoration of his 20th year of ascension to the throne.
Etsu Nupe has been a worthy leader who has displayed exceptional wisdom to his people, and to which both the Niger State and federal governments have benefitted over the past two decades.
It is not in doubt that his reign has witnessed peace and prosperity in Nupeland and will continue to be a blessing to his people and to the nation.
I therefore wish to identify with the successful reign of His Highness and congratulate him and his people on his notable achievements, and to thank the Almighty Allah for making him a shining example among traditional rulers in Nigeria.
Alhaji Mohammed Idris
Honourable Minister of Information and National Orientation
September 11, 2023