Speaker Abbas turbans 12 traditional titleholders for Iyan Zazzau

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rt. Hon. Abbas Tajudeen, PhD, has turbaned 12 worthy individuals as traditional titleholders under the fold of the Iyan Zazzau.

The Speaker is a prince of the Zazzau Emirate and holds the traditional title of Iyan Zazzau. He has been representing Zaria Federal Constituency of Kaduna State since 2011.


Those turbaned were Alhaji Aminu Ramalan as Turakin Iyan Zazzau; Samaila Tajuddeen as Majidadin Iyan Zazzau; Faisal Nuhu Bamalli as Danmorin Iyan Zazzau; Ibrahim Ameer Abbas Tajuddeen as Ciroman Iyan Zazzau; Yahaya Aminu Pate as Mabudin Iyan Zazzau, and Aminu Umar Jamawa as Sarkin Fadan Iyan Zazzau.

Others were Abdallah Abbas Tajuddeen as Dan’Iyan Iyan Zazzau; Bashir Rayyanu as Sulukin Iyan Zazzau; Alhaji Bashir Ahmad Datti as Sarkin Yakin Iyan Zazzau; Alhaji Lamido Shehu as Sarkin Shanun Iyan Zazzau; Alhaji Abubakar Haruna as Zannan Iyan Zazzau, and Lameer Umar as Wakilin Matasan Iyan Zazzau.


Speaking at the occasion, held at the family house (Gidan Iya Abdullahi) in Zaria on Wednesday evening, Speaker Abbas said those bestowed with the traditional titles were carefully chosen and rewarded for their hard work, loyalty, and commitment.


While congratulating the newly turbaned titleholders, the Speaker urged them to be good ambassadors of the Zazzau Emirate.

“Today is a day for celebration because Almighty Allah has allowed us to reward some sons of the Zazzau Emirate for their good conduct.

“Those turbaned have been carefully selected for the titles. I congratulate them on this recognition. However, I want to caution them that the titles bestowed on them mean an added responsibility.
“They are now ambassadors of the Zazzau Emirate, as such, they must show good conduct at all times wherever they find themselves.


“I urge you to be trustworthy and emulate the good leaders of the Zazzau Emirate. As of today, you will bear the names of the principal titleholders two who bestowed the title on you.

“Please, do not let us down. You should show good conduct and add value to the Emirate. It is a responsibility that you must carry with all sense of seriousness. I pray that God Almighty will guide and protect you. May God bless you all,” Speaker Abbas said.

Also speaking, the Jarman Kudun Zazzau, Malam Nuhu Aminu Bamalli, who also turbaned eight titleholders under his fold, enjoined all those turbaned “to be of good conduct and character.”

Those turbaned under the Jarman Kudun Zazzau were Aminu Yahaya as Danmorin Jarman Kudun Zazzau; Tajuddeen Shehu as Mukaddas Jarman Kudun Zazzau; Sani Abubakar Tanko as Madaucin Jarman Kudun Zazzau, and Jafar Abdulkadir Iya Pate as Jakadan Jarman Kudun Zazzau.

Also, Abduljabbar Umar Iya was turbaned as Madubin Jarman Kudun Zazzau; Mujahid Nuhu Bamalli as Sulukin Jarman Kudun Zazzau; Buhari Yahaya as Magayakin Jarman Kudun Zazzau, and Mahmud Aminu Pate as Sallaman Jarman Kudun Zazzau.

Many sons and daughters of the Mallawa ruling house gathered to witness the occasion, which is one of the privileges that key traditional titleholders in the Zazzau Emirate enjoy.
Several members of the House of Representatives, friends, and well-wishers of the Speaker were also present at the event.