Matawall prohibits Zamfara monarchs from awarding chieftaincy titles without approval

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Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle

Zamfara State Governor Bello Mohammed Matawall has banned state monarchs from bestowing chieftaincy titles without the approval of the state government.

This was revealed in a statement signed by Special Advisor for Public Information, Media and Communications to the Governor, Zailani Bappa, on Wednesday.

According to the statement, the governor said: “All emirs, principal district chiefs and district chiefs in the state are requested to formally seek permission from the state government before conferring traditional titles on anyone. that is.

“The directive becomes necessary to control the blind attribution and the possible abuses of the traditional institution.

“From now on, no emir, principal district chief or district chief shall appoint anyone to a traditional position without obtaining official clearance and permission from the state government.

“Compliance with this directive is now mandatory and failure to comply will result in a serious reprimand from the state government.”

Blueprint had reported that Yandoto Emirate bestowed a title on a notorious bandit, Adamu Alero, a development that stirred dust inside and outside the state.

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