Abba Kyari’s widow receives chieftaincy title in hometown

Abba Kyari

Hauwa Kulu, widow of Abba Kyari, the former chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, has been honoured in Bauchi State.

Emir of Jama’are Nuhu Wabi III decorated her as the first “Gimbiya (Princess) of Jama’are” on Sunday.

Late Kyari was a native of Borno but Hauwa hails from Jama’are town in Jama’are Local Government Area of Bauchi.

Speaking at the ceremony in his palace, the emir described her as a “true daughter of Jama’are who has done so well for the development of the entire Emirate.”

He explained that “the traditional role of a Gimbiya is the daughter of the emir and a liaison between the emir and the women folk, who do not have direct access in the affairs of traditional institution.

“With this installation, the women of Jama’are now have a representative in the emirate council, their voices can now be heard more clearly.

“I am fulfilled that I now have a real daughter of the emirate in the council.”

Wabi described Hauwa as an amiable woman who is concerned about the well-being of her immediate people as well as the development of the emirate.

Hauwa thanked the emir for finding her worthy of the recognition which came to her as a surprise.

She promised to continue to contribute her quota to the development of the emirate and the people of Jama’are who she said have really impacted positively in her life.