Restructuring: Northern govs to take position soon, says Almakura

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Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Almakura said on Saturday that a committee of Northern governors and traditional rulers will soon come up with a stand on restructuring.

He said their position will be in the best interest of the region in particular  and the country in general.

Almakura said that the committee is being led by the Sokoto State Governor. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal.

Almakura spoke at the official installation and presentation of the staff of office to the new Emir of Keffi, Dr. Shehu Chindo Yamusa III, in the Keffi Local Government Area of the state.


He said, “I wish to say that in spite of the numerous provocative statements credited to some unpatriotic elements cloaked in the guise of restructuring, I want to assure everyone that a joint committee of the northern governors and traditional rulers would soon come up with a common position that will be in the best interest of not only the North, but Nigeria as a whole.

“Since our coming on board, we have remained consistent in our determination to ensure the inclusion of traditional rulers in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to enable our traditional institution to continue to play its pivotal role as custodian of our traditions, customs, and heritage.

“We have since incorporated the traditional institution into the machinery of governance by engaging them in the affairs of government at all levels in the state.

“This has availed government of their wealth of experience and doggedness in our governance and, indeed, the conscience of the society.

“It is our conviction that when this is done, the traditional rulers will more proactively complement government efforts toward the development of our society,” he said.

The first class traditional ruler pledged to initiate projects and programmes that would impact the lives of the people of the state and other Nigerians.

The News Agency of Nigeria  reports that governors Aminu Tambuwal, Simon Lalong, and Samuel Ortom were at the event.

The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido and the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III and other traditional rulers attended the event.



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