The Secretary to the Gombe State Government Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi has been confered with the traditional title of the Mukaddam of Akko by the Akko Emirate Council.
This was contained in a release signed and made available to Jewel Times by the Information Officer SSG’S Office Joshua Danmalam on Monday.
The statement said the traditional title confered on the SSG is coming thirty years after it was last given to a recipient.
Presenting the letter of appointment to the Secretary to the Gombe State Government, the Wazirin Akko Alhaji Abdulkadir Mohammed said after due consultations Akko Emirate deemed it fit to bestow on Professor Njodi the title which is only given to individuals with proven records of intellectual capacity.
He said as a University Don, who had once managed the affairs of an institution, Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi deserves the Mukaddam of Akko and therefore congratulate him for the feat.
Responding to honour done to him, the Secretary to the Gombe State Government Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi thanked Akko Emirate for bestowing on him the traditional title of Mukaddam of Akko.
He assured Akko Emirate that he will do everything necessary to justify the confidence repose on him by the Akko traditional Council.
While thanking the Emir of Akko for recognising his effort particularly in the educational sector, the Secretary to the Gombe State Government said he will soon be coming to the Emirate to pay homage.
Congratulating the Mukaddam of Akko, the Principal Private Secretary to the Gombe State Governor Alhaji Usman Kamara describe the honour as well deserved.
He said from the pedigree of Professor Njodi the responsibilities attached to the office of the Mukaddam of Akko will be effectively and efficiently discharged.