Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle of Zamfara State has distributed 260 assorted cars to all the traditional rulers in the state just as he commissioned ultra-modern headquaters of the state Council of Ulama in the state.
The distribution and commissioning was performed by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar 111 at the Government House in Gusau.
The Sultan expressed his gratitude to Governor Matawalle for his concern on the welfare of the two important institutions which still remain the thread that holds the society together.
The Sultan called on the beneficiaries of the gesture to continue in their support to the administration of Matawalle by rendering their best in ending the challenges facing the people.
Governor Matawalle said the gesture was done in recognition of the status of the traditional institutions as the custodians of the religion and culture and vehicle of cohesion and peace in societies.
“It is in view of the high esteem with which my administration regards our traditional leaders and institutions that we decided to procure brand new cars, Cadillac 2019 Model, for 17 Emirs, 13 Senior District Heads and 230 District Heads across the State”, the governor revealed.
The governor assured that his administration will continue to work with traditional and religious leaders to ensure lasting peace and harmony in the state.
“I would like to assure you that my administration will continue to work in line with the mission of uplifting the dignity and sanctity of our traditional institutions through all possible means. We are currently rehabilitating and reconstructing some of the palaces of our emirs across the State. Some of these projects would soon be completed” he said.
The total cost of the vehicles was not disclosed, FREEDOM SUNRISE NEWS, however believe that it may have cost quite a fortune, for a state battling with insecurity issues.
Zamfara, a state in the North West of the country, is bedeviled with activities of bandits and terrorists elements wrecking havoc on defenceless citizens.
In January 2022, the governor had said he does not see banditry ending soon in his state due to the activities of the traitors.
He however vowed to fish out the collaborators because “we know the people that are pushing them to do so.”
Recall that in January 2022 also, about 200 people were killed after attacks by an army of bandits on rural communities in the state.
The bandits were said to have stormed five villages in Anka and Bukkuyum local government areas left behind a trail of blood.
The bandits burnt down the five villages, killed many residents and mutilated their bodies.