On the records of his humanitarian activities in the North and Nigeria at large, the Emir of Daura, Katsina State, HRH Alhaji Dr. Umar Farouk Umar CON with the full compliments of the Daura Emirate Council in a surprise ceremony on Thursday July 8th, 2021 in the home town of Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari turbaned former Governor of Imo State, Sen. Rochas Okorocha as the Magan Alheri Hausa (the Great Giver to the Hausa People).
The title is in recognition of the enviable credentials of Rochas Foundation Colleges free education scheme to over 25, 000 children from indigent background across the length and breadth of Nigeria and Africa coupled with Rochas unalloyed support and solidarity with their illustrious son, President Muhammadu Buhari.
History has it that the Emir of Daura’s stool has been in existence for over 2,000 years and is the prime leader of the Hausa Bokwai comprising the seven Hausa senior brothers namely Daura, Katsina, Kano, Hadeja, Zazzau, Gobir, Rano and the seven junior brothers namely Zamfara, Kebbi, Yawuri, Gwari, Kwarafa, Yoruba and Nupe.
Sen. Okorocha was in Daura for a private visit to the Emir and to his surprise, after short deliberations, the Emir assembled his council and kinsmen to confer on him the prestigious title of the emirate. Sen. Okorocha has also similarly been appreciated over the years with the titles of Dan Jekan Sokoto and Jagaban Borgu, among many others.
Her Excellency, Nneoma Nkechi Rochas Okorocha who accompanied her husband, Sen. Okorocha to the ancient city of Daura was also honoured with the title of Zinnariya Hausa (Golden Mum of Hausa).
In his response, the new Magan Alheri Hausa, Sen. Rochas Okorocha thanked the Emir for the great honour bestowed on him, extolling the humane qualities of the Emir. He put on notice the need for the political elites to address the situation of the 14.5 million out of school children in the country, pleading with the Emir to continue to pray for the peace and unity of Nigeria.