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Sha'aban conferred Danburam Zazzau Title
posted on 7th March, 2016

Hon. Sani Sha'aban, Danburam Zazzau turbaning ceremony - 2016

Hon Sani Shaaban has been conferred the traditional title of Danburam Zazzau by the Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris.

Hon. Sani Sha'aban, Danburam Zazzau turbaning ceremony - 2016
The award was presented to Shaaban at a colourful ceremony that took place on Saturday, 5th March 2016 at the Emir of Zaria's palace. The palace ground was filled to capacity with supporters of Shaaban.

The turbaning ceremony was attended by local and international dignitaries including former Defence Minister, Aliyu Gusau, former Permanent Secretary of Defence, Alh. Ismaila Aliyu, the Dalatun Zazzau, Ramalan Yero, former Kaduna State Governor; former Governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam to mention a few.

Also in attendance were members of the Diplomatic corp from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Lebanon.

The decision to confer Shaaban the title of Danburam Zazzau according to the Emir based on the fact that Shaaban is as an illustrous son, a worthy ambassador of the emirate whose contribution to the community over the years is of worthy significance and deserving such recognition. After the turbaning, Shaaban and his cavalry of well decorated horses rode from the palace through the city to Tudun Wada and his residence where a reception was held for invited dignitaries.

The turbaning ceremony was preceeded by a gala night event on Friday, March 4th 2016 that was held at the Zaria Polo Club which featured entertainment from local artists.

Celebration and festivities continued late into the evening at the residence of the Danburam Zazzau where guests and well-wishers were entertained.