Again, Kaduna Senator asks FG to name FCE Zaria after late emir
.…Got Senate to observe a minute’s silence over the loss of the monarch
The Senator representing Kaduna Zone One, Senator Suleiman Abdu Kwari has reiterated his call on the Federal Government, for the immortalization of the late Emir of Zazzau – Dr. Shehu Idris by naming the Federal College of Education, Zaria after the monarch. The lawmaker reiterated the call in a personal address to the upper Chamber today in Abuja.
His words: “Mr. President, Distinguished Colleagues, I accordingly seek your indulgence to observe a minute silence in honour of the Late Emir of Zazzau and also urge the Federal Government to immortalize this great Nigerian leader by renaming the Federal College of Education, Zaria after him. May his soul rest in peace and Aljannah firdaus be his final abode,” he
Coming under Order 43, which gives leave to a Senator to make a Personal Explanation, although there may be no questions before the Senate by the indulgence of the Senate and leave of the President of the Senate, Kwari broke the news of the Emir’s death to the Senate.
“It is with total submission to the will of Almighty Allah that I announce to this Senate, the demise of our revered 18th Emir of Zazzau and Chairman Kaduna State Council of Chiefs, Alhaji (Dr.) Shehu Idris CFR on Sunday 20th September 2020. He was laid to rest same day according to Islamic rites,” the lawmaker said.
Senator Kwari explained that the late Emir of Zazzau was born on the 20th of February 1936 in Zaria. He received his education at the famous Katsina Teachers College, where he trained as a Teacher.
“He was an educationist, administrator and a respected leader who served the nation as Pro-Chancellor in various universities.
“It is worthy to note that our amiable Late Emir had within his 45 years reign been an advocate of peace and has always mobilized his subjects, other traditional and religious leaders to maintain peace within the Zazzau Emirate Council, Kaduna State and Nigeria in general.
“He was a man of honour, a great achiever and a unifying force who played an instrumental role in the peace coexistence and development of the country. He has throughout his lifetime demonstrated commitment and patriotism.
“He was also conferred with several honours and awards prominent among which was the National Honour of the Commander of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“I also wish to appreciate the Senate President for leading a high powered delegation on a condolence visit on Tuesday, 22nd September, 2020.”