Kaduna to enact a law to reposition traditional institutions

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The Kaduna state government is working on a bill aimed at repositioning traditional institutions in the state to serve the people better.
A Government House statement said Nasir El-Rufai, the state governor, disclosed this on Wednesday at the quarterly meeting of the Kaduna State Council of Chiefs.
The statement said the governor has shared the contents of the draft bill with all the graded emirates and chiefdoms who have made comments on the aspects that are of interest to them.
The statement quoted the governor, saying that it was time to replace the colonial law that is still in use.
El Rufai disclosed that the bill has been forwarded to the traditional rulers to study and make observations where necessary.
“This meeting has been convened to discuss some of the grey areas of the bill Your Highnesses before the transmission of the bill to the Kaduna State House of Assembly,’’ he said.
The governor called on the Royal Fathers ‘’ to contribute effectively to the deliberations on this very important document that will shape the future of the traditional institution and restore its fading glory.’’
El-Rufai also enjoined the traditional rulers to continue sensitizing their respective communities, to see intelligence gathering and sharing information as acts of personal responsibility.
The governor condoled the traditional rulers over the demise of Shehu Idris, the
immediate past chairman of the council and the emir of Zazzau.
‘’The death of the Emir Idris is a monumental loss to the government and people of Kaduna state in view of his invaluable contributions to 20 successive state administrations in fostering peace and harmonious coexistence of our diverse people,’’ he said.
The governor also recalled that Kaduna state loss other prominent members of the council such as “His Highness, Alhaji Ja’afaru Abubakar Kauru, Emir of Kauru, His Highness, Brigadier-General Abubakar Garba Muhammad, Emir of Lere, His Highness, Iliya Ajiya Antang, Chief of Godogodo, His Highness, the Chief of Barde, Mr. Sako Gajere and most recently, the Chief of Kudaru, His Highness, Mr. Ishaku Sabo Damina.”
He prayed for the Almighty Allah to ‘’comfort their families and this Council and give us the courage to bear the irreparable loss.’’
The governor also congratulated Ahmad Bamalli, on his appointment and installation as the 19th emir of Zazzau (Zaria) and the Chairman of the Council.
He commended Bamalli for working tirelessly to unite the people of the Emirate since his ascension to the throne as Emir of Zazzau.

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