Emir Of Argungu to turban Lai Mohammed as Kakakin Kebbi
Preparations have reached advanced stage for the investiture and turbanning of the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, with the traditional title of ‘Kakakin Kebbi’, which is the Ambassador of Kebbi Culture in Nigeria and beyond.
The Emir of Argungu, Alhaji Mohammed Sama’ila Mera will conduct the inauguration at an elaborate event in Argungu on Saturday, September 25, 2021 as part of the activities lined up for the celebration of this year’s World Tourism Day to be hosted by Kebbi State on Monday 27 September, 2021 amongst other tourism and cultural side attractions during the celebration which promises to be entertaining, educative and leisure fulfilling.
The Kebbi Emirate Council, in a statement revealed that the decision to bestow the traditional title of the Kakakin Kebbi on Lai Mohammed was reached at the Council’s meeting based on the recognition of the efforts of the Minister in projecting the cultural heritage of the diverse people of Nigeria to the World, as well as creating jobs, income, and positive awareness for the youths through festivals, arts and cultural exhibitions.
The statement further noted that the Emirate Council also observed with great admiration the loyalty and selfless service of Lai Mohammed in the discharge of the responsibilities of his office, which has positively projected the general image of the country to the world, as well as the cultural contents of the country’s diversity especially the Argungu Fishing and Cultural Festival that earned it global recognition, and was thus admitted into the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s (UNESCO) list of intangible festivals and humanity in 2016 during his tenure as Minister. It would be recalled that in March 2020, the Emir of Argungu during the International.
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