Seek permission before awarding titles- Matawalle to Zamfara monarchs
Zamfara State Governor, Bello Mohammed Matawalle 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 this in a statement issued on Wednesday by Zailani Bappa , his Special Adviser Public Enlightenment, Media and Communications.
Solacebase had reported that Zamfara State Government suspended the Emir of Birnin ‘Yandoto of Tsafe Local Government Area, Aliyu Marafa, for conferring a chieftaincy title to a “notorious bandit leader”, Ado Aleru.
This development did not go down well with majority of people within and outside the state.
The statement said the directive becomes necessary in order to check indiscriminate award 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, in the statement.