The distribution which happened at the Government House in Gusau, was performed by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar (III).
Governor Matawalle said the gesture was done in recognition of the status of the traditional institutions as the custodians of religion and culture and vehicle of cohesion and peace in the society.
He also stated that the government is working on changing the face of the palaces in the state and noted that some of which have nearly reached completion.
The Governor’s statement reads in part: “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.
“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 will soon be completed.” he said.
Zamfara, especially in the last five years have been greatly affected by insecurity challenges like armed robbery, mass abduction, cattle rustling, arson, banditry, etc. It is among the worst-hit states in banditry attacks in Nigeria, other being Katsina, Sokoto, Kaduna, Niger and Kebbi.