The minister of information and culture Lai Mohammed has been honored with a traditional title "Kakakin Kebbi" (Cultural Ambassador of Kebbi) by the Emir of Argungu, His Royal Highness Alhaji Sumaila.
According to the Emir, the chieftaincy title was conferred on the Minister due to his courage and hard work towards promoting Nigeria at all levels. He added that he was honoured by the Emirate for uplifting their Fishing and Cultural Festival above national recognition.
"Traditionally, Kakakin is an instrument which attracts attention. From the authority of the Emir and the entire people of the emirate, it has now been handed over to the recipien"
Meanwhile, Lai Mohammed thanked the entire people of the Emirate for confering such honorary title on him. He further pledged to develop all the festivals within the four Emirates in the State being the Cultural Ambassador of Kebbi.
Speaking on the Argungu Fishing and Cultural Festival, the Minister stated that it is known not just in Nigeria but all over the world. "I am proud to say that it is one of the five festivals that have been ascribed intangible heritage of UNESCO," he said.
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