Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle of Zamfara State has directed traditional institutions to seek approval before awarding conferring traditional titles.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by Special Adviser Public Enlightenment, Media and Communications. Zailani Bappa.
According to the statement, the governor 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 to anyone.
“The directive becomes necessary in order to check indicriminate award and possible abuse of the traditional institution.
“Henceforth, no Emir, Senior District Head or District Head must 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 to it will attract serious reprimand from the state Government”, the Governor warned in the statement.
Daily Trust has reported how the Yandoto Emirate conferred a title on a notorious bandit Adamu Alero, a development that raised dust within and outside the state.