Zamfara Governor Stops Traditional Leaders From Giving Out Titles

The government of Zamfara State has banned traditional leaders in the state from giving out traditional titles without the approval of the government.

Matawalle in a statement by his Special Adviser on Public Enlightenment, Media and Communications, Zailani Bappa, 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 on anyone.

“The directive becomes necessary to check indiscriminate award and possible abuse of the traditional institution. Henceforth, no Emir, Senior District Head or District Head should 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 will attract serious reprimand from the state government.”

Recall that LEADING REPORTERS had on Monday reported that the Emir of Yandoto Emirate, Alhaji Aliyu Marafa was suspended by the Governor Matawelle Bello after he conferred the title of ‘Sarkin Fulani’ on a notorious bandit leader.

Members of his bandit squad were in full attendance with their guns and motorbikes while the ceremony was ongoing

The event led to wide spread outrage from members of the public which led the governor to suspend the emir for his actions

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