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Zamfara Governor Bans Traditional Rulers From Awarding Chieftaincy Titles



Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle of Zamfara State has banned traditional rulers from awarding chieftaincy titles without seeking approval.
This was made known on Wednesday in a statement by Special Adviser Public Enlightenment, Media and Communications. Zailani Bappa.

Recall that Yandoto Emirate had conferred a title on a notorious bandit Adamu Alero, a development that received widespread condemnation from within and outside the state.

The Zamfara State would later suspend the Emir of the Emirates for giving the wanted killer a traditional title.

According to the on Wednesday statement, Matawalle said, “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 directive becomes necessary in order to check indicriminate 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.

“Compliance to this directive is now mandatory and failure to it will attract serious reprimand from the state Government.”

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