Fani-Kayode returns from 7-day Zamfara trip

Femi Fani-Kayode

Former aviation minister Femi Fani-Kayode has returned from Zamfara State after a seven-day visit where he received a chieftaincy title.

Mr Fani-Kayode announced his return on Friday via social media, thanking the governor Bello Matawalle for the warm reception.

He wrote: “Just got back from a 7 day visit to my brother Gov. Bello Mohammad Matawalle of Zamfara state. I had a great time. I thank him & the people of Zamfara for receiving me so warmly & treating me such love, warmth, respect & kindness. Matawalle is a true friend & a bridge-builder.

“I would also like to thank His Royal Highnesss, Alhaji Muhammad Makwashi, the Emir of Shinkafi, for conferring me with the ancient title of Sadaukin Shinkafi (meaning the warrior/hero of Shinkafi). This is a great honor which I cherish & I am deeply humbled & moved by it.

“I also thank His Royal Highness, Alhaji Garba Muhammad Tambari, the Emir of Maradun, for receiving me and my delegation so warmly and for organising a wonderful reception & sumptuous lunch for us at his palace which was attended by hundreds.

“Finally I thank all the pol. leaders like Alh. Sani Shinkafi who is the Wambai Shinkafi, the religious leaders, the youth groups, the NGO’s, members of the business community & the people of Zamfara state themselves for showing me so much love & kindness during my visit.”

The former minister said he documented all that occurred during the visit to Zamfara and would publish his essay on Sunday.