Wife Of Late Abba Kyari Turbaned As First Gimbiya Of Jama'are Emirate


By Idris Khalid 

Emir of Jama'are Alhaji Nuhu Muhammadu Wabi on Sunday has turbanned wife of former Chief of Staff (CoS) to President Muhammadu Buhari, late Abba Kyari, Hajiya Hauwa Kulu Abba Kyari as First 'Gimbiya of Jama'are'. 

Speaking during turbaning ceremony in his Palace, the Emir of Jama'are, Nuhu Muhammadu Wabi described her as a true daughter of Jama'are who has done so well for the development of the entire Emirate.

According to Emir the traditional role of a Gimbiya is to be a bridge between the Emir and the women folks who do not have direct say in the affairs of traditional institution, "With her turbaning as the Gimbiya, the women of Jama'are now has 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. She is an amiable woman who is concerned about the well-being of her immediate people as well as the development of the Emirate", he said.

The Emir said that, "Though she has contributed many things to the development of the Jama'are Emirate, with these, we expect more from her, that is the task on her shoulders now". 

In her short speech after the turbaning,, the First Gimbiya of Jama'are, Hauwa Kulu Abba Kyari thanked the Emir for finding her worthy of the recognition which came to her as a surprise. 

She reiterated her resolve 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, she also expressed happiness over the recognition which she said will linger on for a long time in her memory. 

In his reaction to the turbaning, the Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Mele Abba Kyari wished her well saying that it is a call on her to do more for the development of the Jama'are Emirate and humanity in general, "We are here to felicitate with a sister who has done so well for humanity and deserves to be so recognized".

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