JUST IN: Governor Aliyu sacks 15 traditional rulers in Sokoto, gives reason

Sokoto state Governor Ahmed Aliyu has sacked 15 District heads over alleged insubordination, Land racketeering, aiding insecurity, and conversion of public properties.

The press secretary to the Governor Abubakar Bawa announced the dethronement on Tuesday evening in a statement.

The District Heads dethroned include: Unguwar Lalle, Yabo, Wamakko, Tulluwa, lllela, Dogon Daji, Kebbe, Alkammu, and Giyawa district.

Others were those appointed by the former Governor Aminu Tambuwal at the tail end of his administration.

“They were dropped due to the nature of their appointment which was according to the statement was haphazardly done and rejection by their subjects.

“They are Marafan Tangaza, Sarkin Gabas Kalambaina, Bunun Gongono, Sarkin Kudun Yar Tsakkuwa, Sarkin Tambuwal and Sarkin Yamman Torankavwa,” added the statement.

The statement further said the cases involving District Heads of Isa, Kuchi, Kilgori and Gagi have been recommended for further investigations.

Similarly the Sarkin Yakin Binji a senior counselor in the Sultanate Council was however transfered to Bunkari while the District Head of Sabon Birni was deployed to Gatawa.

Bawa also in a statement noted that, seven other District heads have been retained by the government.

 They include Alhaji Aliyu Abubakar III Churoman Sokoto, Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki Maccido Barayar Zaki, Abubakar Salame Sarkin Arewan Salame,  and Aminu Bello Sarkin Yamman Balle.

Others are Mahmoud Yabo Sarkin Gabas Dandin Mahe, Mukhtari Tukur Ambarura Sarkin Gabas Ambarura and Malam Isa Rarah Sarkin Gabas of Rarah District.

The district heads of Tsaki and Asare were also retained, while Abdulkadir Mujeli who appointed as Magajin Garin Sokoto was asked to go back to his former position as Sarkin Rafin Gumbi district.

All this accirding the statement was as a result of recommendations of the Committee on the Review of  appointments of Traditional rulers, Renaming, of Tertiary institutions and the Dissolution of Governing Councils of State Parastatals set up by the state government.

Meanwhile, the governor at the swearing-in of the 2024 Batch A stream 2 corps members at the NYSC Orientation Camp in Wamakko pledged enhanced welfare for National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) members posted to the state.

Represented by the chief of staff, Government House, Aminu Dikko, the governor said the scheme has over the years played a vital role in enhancing national integration, social, cultural and physical development of the country and urged the corps members to sustain the tempo.

He enjoined them to be in the vanguard of promoting national unity in line with the fundamental objectives of the scheme and promised to prioritise their security and welfare irrespective of any part of the state they are posted to.

“You know the security challenges in the country now but I assure you that your security is guaranteed here in Sokoto State,” he said.

Aliyu urged them to imbibe discipline and promote tolerance and understanding among all Nigerians in addition to becoming change agents that would solve the nation’s problems and challenges.

The chairperson, NYSC Governing Board and permanent secretary, Ministry for Youths, Sport and Social Development, Alhaji Bello Yusuf, urged the corps members to be disciplined.

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