Members of Dallazawa Dynasty, one of the royal houses in Katsina, have called on Gov. Aminu Masari to rename Filin Kangiwa at Emir’s Palace, Kofar Soro, after the first Fulani Emir of Katsina, Malam Umaru Dallaje.
The call was made during the launching of a book on the history of the first Fulani Emir, Malam Dallazawa, Katsina Gidan Dallaje, held on Saturday in Katsina.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the members of the dynasty established a forum called Mallam Umarun Dallaje Descendents Association, MUDASA.
In his welcome address, a member of the family, and one of the authors of the book, Suleiman Saulawa, said the call was necessary.
According to him, the late Malam Dallaje has contributed immensely towards the development of the Katsina Emirate and the state in general.
He further explained that Dallaje was the 39th Islamic leader of Katsina and the first Fulani emir as well as the patriarch of the Dallazawa dynasty.
Mr Saulawa also revealed that “members of the dynasty are spread across the globe, therefore the launching of the book was important to the entire members of the dynasty.
“The decision to come up with the book came into existence about 30 years ago with the aim to bring all our members together as a united family.
“And also to ensure that we strengthen the existing relationship between our members, and also to assist the less privileged members of the MUDASA”.
“The aim of publishing this book on Hausa language was also to inform our young members about the history of the Dallazawa dynasty, because it has never been done in this language.”
He explained that the fund realised from the launch of the book will be used for the rehabilitation of ‘Gidan Yarima’, at Sararin Kuka, to become a centre for the MUDASA members.
The 5th Waziri of Katsina,Sani Lugga, said the launch of the book was a great development, and called for the sustenance of such initiative.
He further commended the Dallazawa for honouring members of other royal families that contributed towards the success of the reign of late Malam Dallaje.
NAN reports that the present Emir of Katsina, Abdulmuminu Kabir-Usman was from the Sullubawa dynasty.