The contribution of the traditional institution in ensuring unity among the diverse institution in Nigeria cannot be misconstrued. Gov Umaru Tanko Almakura said this at the presentation of a first class staff of office to the Emir of Keffi, Dr Shehu Chindo Yamusa the third. Speaking on the current state of the nation, Gov Umaru Tanko Almakura the committee instituted by the northern Governors forum will come up with a workable resolution to the growing agitations for restructuring in the country, noting that the outcome will be in the interest of all Nigerians.
The Gov said the inclusion of traditional rulers in the committee is because of their position in seeing to the wellbeing of their people. Congratulating the Emir of Keffi, Gov Almakura affirmed that as the fifteenth emir of the ancient town, Dr Shehu Chindo Yamusa has the where with all to sustain the culture and historic disposition of his people. The Gov also reechoed the position of his administration towards dignifying the traditional institution in the state, just as the commitment to provide basic social infrastructure across Keffi also forms the speech of the Governor...
Appreciating the honour done him, the Emir of Keffi, Dr Shehu Chindo Yamusa the third noted that his joys has no bound, saying the gesture will further endear him to accord premium the wellbeing of his people. He used the forum to render tributes to his late father, Muhammadu Chindo Yamusa the second.
Earlier, the state commissioner of local govt and Chieftancy affairs, Haruna Iliya Osegba Lauded Gov. Almakura for his disposition to the traditional institution. The coronation which paraded traditional rulers from across the country, the Governors of Plateau, Benue and Sokoto was witnessed by some high profile guests including the Sultan of Sokoto, the Emir of Kano, the Emir of Gwandu, the Emir of Zaria, the Emir of Hadaija, the Lamido of Adamawa, the Maibargu, the Shehu of Borno, Emir of Kanam, Emir of Bau, Maibade of Bade, Esu Nupe to name a few.