Nasarawa in­cor­po­rates tra­di­tional rulers in gov­er­nance – Al-makura

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Has­san Ibrahim, Lafia

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.

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