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Governor Sani to reinstate dethroned chief of Piriga

The National Industrial Court recently nullified the dethronement of Mr Zamuna.

• July 4, 2024
Uba Sani
Uba Sani (Credit: Uba Sani)

Governor Uba Sani reiterated his administration’s commitment to upholding the rule of law on Thursday by reinstating Jonathan Zamuna as the chief of Piriga in Lere LGA.

Mr Sani announced this during a meeting with the Kaduna State Council of Chiefs.

He emphasised that the traditional rulers were the backbone of any government due to their closeness to the people.

“Traditional institutions remain a stabilising force in our communities and our state as a whole,” Mr Sani stated.

According to him, the pillar of any government is nurturing citizens’ engagement and involving them in decision-making, which must be accorded all respect.

He highlighted the critical role of traditional institutions as stakeholders deserving of their position.

Mr Sani underscored his administration’s respect for the law, saying that he would abide by the court’s judgment on June 10, 2024, which ordered the reinstatement of the traditional ruler.

He said that his administration holds traditional institutions in high esteem and would continue to engage them in essential decision-making processes in the state.

Mr Sani also assured continuous commitment to addressing insecurity in the state by creating military formations across the border areas.

“We will continue to partner with all the security agencies in the state to address security challenges,” he said.

Mr Sani pledged that the government’s doors were always open to discuss state progress issues.

“I know that the issue of security has affected us in our various chiefdoms. I assure you that I am not relenting in my efforts, and we are as focused as ever on improving the security situation across the state,” he added.

The governor explained that significant progress has been made in setting up a brigade in Kaduna South while working on increasing military presence in border areas such as Birnin Gwari, Giwa, Igabi, Kajuru, Kachia, and Kagarko LGAs.

Mr Sani also expressed condolences to the council over the demise of the chief of Moroa and the kidnapping of the chief of Ninzo’s wife, adding that the government would continue to provide support.

The council’s chairman, Emir of Zazzau, Ahmad Bamali, appreciated the state government for its support. He acknowledged the government’s efforts in addressing the prevailing security challenges, especially banditry.

The emir assured the council’s continued support to ensure the administration’s success and security in the state.

He highlighted the government’s efforts as clearly visible to the council, especially regarding the timely payment of salaries.

Mr Bamali also extended condolences to the government over the demise of the Chief of Moroa, describing him as a detribalised man, praying for God to grant him eternal rest.

The National Industrial Court recently nullified the dethronement of Mr Zamuna.

The court ordered his reinstatement, the payment of all his salaries and privileges, and N10 million in damages for the breach of his fundamental rights, with an order to comply with the judgment within 30 days. 

(NAN)

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