Adamu Aliero: Zamfara Govt Reads Riot Act To Indiscriminate Awards Of Chieftancy Titles
Zamfara State Governor, Dr Bello Mohammed (Matawallen Maradun) has directed traditional Institutions in the state to seek approval from the state Government before awarding and conferring traditional titles.
“All Emirs, Senior District Heads and District Heads in the state are hereby directed to officially seek permission from the State Government before conferring traditional titles to anyone”, the Governor said.
The directive becomes necessary in order to check indiscriminate awards and possible abuse of the traditional institution.
“Henceforth, no Emir, Senior District Head or District Head must appoint anybody into any traditional office without securing official permission and clearance from the state Government” Governor Matawalle directed.
“Compliance to this directive is now mandatory and failure to it will attract serious reprimand from the State Government”, the Governor warned.
This directive comes after a traditional title was controversially bestowed last week by the Yandoto Emirate, a development that did not go down well with the majority of people within and outside the state.
It would be recalled that the Emir of Sabon Birnin Yandoto of Tsafe local government area of the state, Aliyu Garba Marafa turbaned a notorious repentant bandits’ leader, Adamu Aliero, as Sarkin Fulani (leader of Fulani) and he was subsequently suspended by the state government.