El-Rufai sacks two traditional rulers days to handover

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has deposed two traditional rulers in the State, ahead of his handing over on May 29th 2023.

The affected traditional ruler are His Royal Highness Jonathan Paragua Zamuna of Piriga Chiefdom and his counterpart in Arak Chiefdom, His Royal Highness General Aliyu Iliyah Yammah.

Mr Umma Ahmad, the State Commissioner for Local Government in statement said the Government’s decision comes into force on Monday May 22nd 2023.

Channels television said the recommendations by the Ministry of Local Government was in line with the provisions of Section 11 of the Traditional Institutions Law No. 21 of 2021.

The statement also approved the immediate disengagement of the village heads of Aban, Abujan Mada and Anjil in Arak Chiefdom.

The statement partly read, “The District Head of Garun Kurama, Mr. Babangida Sule, will oversee the affairs of Piriga Chiefdom, pending the appointment of a new chief, while the Council Secretary has been directed to initiate the process for the appointment of a new Chief.

“Mr. Gomna Ahmadu, the Council Secretary of Arak Chiefdom, will oversee the affairs of the chiefdom and also initiate the process for the appointment of a new Chief.

“The government found unacceptable the response of the traditional ruler of Arak Chiefdom, to the query regarding his appointment of four district heads, contrary to the one approved for his chiefdom, and his non-residence within Arak chiefdom.’

“The deposition of Jonathan Zamuna follows the recent communal clashes between the Gure and Kitimi Communities of Piriga chiefdom in Lere LGA, and his non-residence within the chiefdom”, the statement said.

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