The Waziri Adamawa may not be his most coveted title, having attempted to be Nigerian President a few times.

But that is what former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, gets after the Adamawa Emirate Council confirmed his elevation from Turaki Adamawa.

Atiku’s appointment to the position followed the death of the former Waziri, Muhammad Abba in April.

The Waziri is the most senior kingmaker in the emirate and serves as close confidant and adviser to the Lamido.

The Information Officer of the Emirate Council, Mallam Muawiyah Abba, explained that the Council had also conferred the title of Turaki Adamawa, hitherto held by Atiku, to his son Aliyu.

“It is true that the emirate has appointed Atiku Abubakar the new Waziri of Adamawa while his son, Aliyu, is also appointed as the new Turaki Adamawa to take over from his father,” he added.

The new Turaki is also a grandson to late Lamido Adamawa, Alhaji Aliyu Mustafa.