Nasarawa incorporates traditional rulers in governance – Al-makura
The Nasarawa State Government has incorporated the traditional institution into the machinery of governance by engaging traditional rulers in the affairs of government.
Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura who said this yesterday during the installation ceremony and presentation of First Class Staff of Office to the new Emir of Karshi, Dr. Sani Muhammadu Bako III, in Karshi, Karu LGA, said that government would continue to support the traditional institutions through the creation of conducive environment for their leadership to thrive. “It is my belief that this is one way that will galvanize our paramount rulers to mobilize their subjects to support government policies and programmes. Government considers the role of our royal fathers as sacrosanct in view of enormous responsibilities conferred on them,” Al-Makura said, adding that Nasarawa State had been in the forefront of the advocacy for the inclusion of traditional rulers in the statutes books.
“Our conviction in this direction is informed by the view that if the traditional institution is given the pride of place in the socio-cultural and economic development of this country, it will go a long way in sustaining peace and social cohesion,” he said, charging all the communities in the chiefdom to give maximum support to the new emir.
In his acceptance speech, the Emir, Dr. Sani Muhammadu Bako III, thanked the governor and all the people of the chiefdom for entrusting him with the throne and pledged to promote peaceful coexistence.