By Our Correspondent in Sokoto
The Sixteenth Galariman Garin Sokoto, Alhaji Aliyu Attahiru Galadanchi, has continued to receive myriad of accolades and felicitations as he marked ten years on the prestigious, exalted and reverred throne of his forefathers .
It could be happily recalled that, Alhaji Aliyu Attahiru Galadanchi, also a Senior Councillor of the Sultanate Council of Sokoto, was turbaned as the 16th Galariman Garin Sokoto on the 21st of February,2011, sequel to his appointment by the then Governor of Sokoto State, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko.
Several events had also been successfully conducted on February 21,2021, to commemorate his ascension to the throne, including a special prayer session.
In one of such messages of felicitations to the Galadiman Garin, the Paramount Ruler of Iwoland, Osun State, Oba AbdulRasheed Adewale Akanbi, Alashe Lori Orisha Telu 1, said that, he has known Alhaji Aliyu Attahiru for years to be upright, compassionate and accessible to all and sundry.
Oba Akanbi added:” ” Every aspiring city and country needs more of Galadima to promote her greatness.
“As you celebrate your 10th anniversary, I pray Allah gives you an everlasting strength, wisdom in sound health and prosperity to continously pilot your office and its paraphernalia to an enviable height.
“The Sokoto Caliphate is not only lucky but also blessed to have Alh. Aliyu Attahiru Galadanchi as the Galadiman Garin Sokoto.
“You and everything that is yours will continue to be blessed. You are laying an enviable foundation for your generations. May you live long. Amin.”
In his testimony, the Sarkin Gabas of Durbawa, Kware Local Government of the state, Alhaji Mu’azu Yakubu Durbawa, described the Galadiman Garin as a man of impeccable character, honesty, piety, perseverance and patriotism.
Alhaji Mu’azu Yakubu Durbawa also noted that, a lot of development has been recorded in the state within the period under review .
Similarly, the Dan Malikin Sokoto,Alhaji Aminu Buhari Galadima, also eulogized the sterling qualities of Alhaji Aliyu Attahiru Galadanchi, as well as noted his sustained selfless service to humanity .
The Chief Historian of the Galadiman Garin Lineage, Alhaji Bello Galadanchi, gave the historical evolution of the title and underscored it’s pride of place on the Sultanate Council of Sokoto and Nigeria, in general.
Alhaji Bello Galadanchi further described the celebrant as a manner of honour, diginity and a core philanthropist, whose penchant for the welfare of the people is unparalleled.
The celebrant, the Galadiman Garin Sokoto, Alhaji Aliyu Attahiru Galadanchi, also gave innumerable gratitudes to the Almighty for granting him the divine honour and rare privilege to ascend the throne of his Forebears, in good health, divine guidance and protection .
He expressed delight that, he was enjoying a cordial working relationship with the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, other Council Members of the Sultanate Council of Sokoto, District Heads and other traditional rulers and title holders .
Alhaji Aliyu Attahiru Galadanchi further pledged his unwavering commitment and loyalty to the Sultanate Council of Sokoto, being indefatigably spearheaded by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar.
He further noted that, traditional rulers in the country were playing critical roles in all aspects of human lives like health, education and security, among others.
The Galadiman Garin pleged to continue to make the neeeded sacrifices for humanity and to take the Sultanate Council of Sokoto, Sokoto State and Nigeria, in general, to greater heights