On Saturday November 5, 2016, President Muhammadu Buhari joined other dignitaries to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III.

While speaking at the event, President Buhari said Sultan Abubakar has continually worked to promote peace and unity in Nigeria.

“The Sultan for the invaluable contributions he is making in the development of the Nigerian polity. The Sultan has consistently proved himself worthy of his ancestors.

“He has continuously worked to promote peace and unity in the country. He has remained a leader, treading the path of his revered ancestors in building bridges of understanding amongst diverse ethnic and religious groups in the country,” he said.

The event was attended by several traditional rulers and the cars they drove there, will make you ask, if Nigeria is actually in a recession:

1. This Mercedes S500 belongs to the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, and it is valued at about N38 million.
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This Mercedes S500 belonging to Abdullahin Gwandu Gwandu, also called Gando, is a town and emirate in Kebbi State, Nigeria. The seat of government for the emirate and district of this name is in Birnin Kebbi, which is the capital of Kebbi State and was capital of the historical Kingdom of Kebbi.

Originally founded in the sixteenth century by the Kebbawa, a Hausa-speaking people, Gwandu today acts as one of the four emirates composing Kebbi State.

2. This Lexus LS 460 is valued at about N28 million.

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This Lexus LS 460 belonging to Kanta Kanta is the family name, of Muhammed Kanta who founded the Kebbi Kingdom in 1515. The Kanta museum was erected by Yakubu Nabame, a former Emir of Kebbi, and served as the Emir’s palace until 1942 when the British built a new administrative palace during the reign of Muhammed Sani.

3. This Mercedes S400 is valued at about N30 million.

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This Mercedes S400 belonging to Sarkin Misau Misau is a local government area of Bauchi state, Nigeria. Its headquarters are in the town of Misau. The Sarkin Misau, is the traditional head.

4. GMC jeeps are valued around N15 – N20 million.

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This GMC Jeep belonging to the Emir of Awe Nasarawa state has 24 ethnic groups that comprise Alago, Arum, Agatu, Afo, Bassa, Buh, Eggon, Egbura, Fulani, Gade, Gbagyi and Gwandara. Others are Hausa, Jukun, Kantana, Kanuri, Koro, Kulere, Mada, Migli, Nyamkpa, Ninzam, Rindre and Tiv.

These groups spread across the 13 local government areas of Akwanga, Awe, Doma, Karu, Keana, Keffi, Kokona, Lafia, Nasarawa, Nasarawa-Eggon, Obi, Toto and Wamba. The Emir of Awe rules Awe.

5. Mercedes s550 is valued at about N48 million

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This Mercedes S550 belongs to Lafia Lafia is a town in central Nigeria. It is the capital city of Nasarawa state and has a population of 330,712 inhabitants according to the 2006 census results. It is the largest town in Nasarawa state.

6. Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is valued about N22 million

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Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Staff of office to Homun Honest Irmiya, the 28th Hama Bachama of Bachama Kingdom in Numan, Adamawa was present at the event.

7. The Lexus LX 570 is valued about N56 million.

[tie_full_img]This Lexus LX 570 belonging to Mai Yawuri This Lexus LX 570 belonging to Mai Yawuri

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Yauri or Yawuri is an emirate in Nigeria’s Kebbi state, occupying the Yauri local government area. Today, Yauri is one of the smallest historical emirates in Northern Nigeria.

8.Cadillac Escalade is valued at about N28 million

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Brigadier Mohammed Sani Sami was Governor of Bauchi state, Nigeria from January 1984 to August 1985 during the military regime of Major General Muhammadu Buhari. Mohammed Sani Sami was born in Zuru in Kebbi state. Mohammed Sani Sami retired as a major general on 3 September 1990. He later became the Emir of Zuru, in Kebbi state.

9. BMW 730li is valued at about N28 million.

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The Bauchi Emirate was founded by Fula in the early 19th century in what is now Bauchi state, Nigeria, with its capital in Bauchi.

10. The Rolls Royce Phantom is valued at about N160 million

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Such a retinue of luxury cars on parade at the Sokoto Durbar shows the opulence traditional rulers in Nigeria are quite used to.

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