Don’t Confer Titles Without Approval, Zamfara Governor Warns Emirs

Don’t Confer Titles Without Approval, Zamfara Governor Warns Emirs

From Ahmad Ibrahim Gusau

Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, has vowed to sanction any Emir or District Head who confers traditional titles on anyone without the formal consent of the state government.

Matawalle made this known via a statement issued by the Special Adviser on Public Enlightenment, Media and Communications to the Governor, Zailani Bappa.

“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.

“Compliance to this directive is now mandatory and failure to it will attract serious reprimand from the state Government,” Bappa quoted Governor Matawalle as saying.

The governor further directed traditional institutions in the state to seek approval from the state government before awarding and conferring traditional titles.

He said the directive became necessary in order to check indiscriminate awards and possible abuse of the traditional institution.

There were reactions recently following the conferment of traditional title on a wanted terrorist, Ado Aleru, who allegedly masterminded killing of over 100 people in the Zamfara-Katsina axis by the Yandoto Emirate of Zamfara State.


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