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Gov. Sani reinstates Kaduna monarch sacked by El-Rufa’i


Gov. Sani reinstates Kaduna monarch sacked by El-Rufa’i

Kaduna State Governor, Uba Sani, has reinstated the paramount ruler of Piriga in the Lere Local Government Area of the state, Chief Jonathan Zamuna. Zamuna was dethroned by the former governor, Nasiru El-Rufai, a few days before the expiration of his second term tenure.

Governor Sani announced Zamuna’s reinstatement during a meeting with the State Council of Chiefs on Thursday, emphasizing the traditional institution as a stabilizing force and promising to strengthen a collaborative framework with it.

“We have made considerable progress with our plans in the siting of a Brigade in the Southern Kaduna general area. Similarly, we are working on having more military presence in frontline areas across Birnin Gwari, Giwa, Igabi, Kajuru, Kachia, Kagarko, and Chikun LGAs,” said Sani.

“Be assured that the Kaduna State Government will continue to nurture a strong collaborative framework with security agencies, along with streamlined intelligence gathering and strategic coordination of security-related matters in the state. This we have been doing with your help. We shall continue to rely on your cooperation to push us along in this regard.

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“Furthermore, as proof of my commitment to the rule of law, I want to make known to you our intention to comply fully with the judgment of the court, issued on 10th June 2024, restoring the Chief of Piriga, in Lere LGA, His Royal Highness, Jonathan Zamuna back to his stool.

“Leadership remains the cornerstone for effectively addressing all of the challenges confronting Nigeria today. That necessarily includes your leadership because you are closest to the people. You are part of the force which can turn our society around for good.

“Therefore, I commend you most warmly, our royal fathers, for standing strong as agents of a positive moral revolution, and helping to spread the values of honour, dignity, and humanity. I appeal to you to continue to position our local communities as building blocks for a resilient and progressive nation.”

Governor Sani assured the royal fathers that under his watch, the traditional institution will retain its pride of place. He sought their support and cooperation to enable the government to quicken the pace of development in Kaduna State.

The Chairman of the Kaduna State Council of Chiefs, the Emir of Zazzau, Nuhu Bamalli, commended the government for its infrastructural drive and sustained efforts in security management and peace-building. While expressing delight that the strategic interventions by the state government have positively impacted the

Proofreading, editing by Sakinat Musa Abubakar, Editor at Neptune Prime.

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