By Usman Usman Garba
Kano State governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has called on traditional leaders to resist meddling into partisan politics, serving as good examples for others, as well as working hard for not letting the system down through resisting change as royal fathers.
He also urged them to have a strong synergy with the state government in order to have an excellent relationship for ensuring the life and prosperity of the people as well as the provision of basic amenities across the state.
Governor Ganduje stated that at Gaya Stadium during the presentation of Staff of Office to the emir of Gaya, Alhaji Aliyu Ibrahim Gaya, who emerged as new Emir soon after the death of his father, late Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulkadir Gaya.
“I call on the traditional leaders not to let the system down and irrelevant by resisting change as royal fathers.
“You are to serve as good examples for others to embrace positive change; resist meddling into partisan politics and make sure you compromise integrity.
“We also extend our hands for synergy to you and appeal to an excellent working relationship with your esteemed councils.
“We also request you to use your vast experiences in life to compliment our efforts in ensuring security of life and properties of our people as well as providing them with basic amenities for even better development across Kano state,” he said.
He further stated that the main motive to creating the four additional Emirates is to attend development across the state, adding that a lot has been achieved in such direction.
“Alhamdullah. A lot has been achieved in that direction. As you all aware, a huge infrastructural development is being undertaken by our administration across the new emirate councils which we believe will resolve the emergence of more new cities in Kano State.
“Today, in Kano, our administration is establishing 400 beds capacity health facilities in all the new emirate councils. We have also deployed state of the art security gadgets to track criminals from anywhere in the state,” he stressed.
He added that security summits are regularly being organized for traditional rulers to equip them with modern techniques for tracking security.
Governor Ganduje has similarly highlighted on how the state government put traditional system on an appropriate way of progress by assigning the leadership role of the community policing within their control as traditional leaders.
He said: “The idea is to carry along the institution in governance and to ensure of full participation of Emirs, District Heads, Ward Heads and Village Heads respectively in the scheme which would be inaugurated in all the Emirate councils of the state as it has been inaugurated in Rano Emirate at Doguwar Local Government Area on August, last year.”
He advised the Emir, Dr. Aliyu Ibrahim, to pay more attention to agriculture, health and education, thanking all those who contributed immensely for the success of the occasion.
The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Abubakar Sa’ad III, urged the Emir to lead his people with passion and progress as well as to work in accordance with government regulations by promoting peace, trade and learning,
He also congratulated the Emir, on behalf of all traditional rulers throughout the federation, adding that they should be on his side for advising him on some activities, especially when the need arises.
The Sultan also thanked the state government for the honour, assuring the traditional rulers that they should continue to pray for the peace, progress and stability of the nation.
He advised the Emir to rule like his father and forefathers with fairness and in accordance with social justice system of Islam which accommodates all. On his part, the Emir extended his profound greeting to Governor Ganduje, thanking all the invited guests that attended the coronation.