By David Odama
LAFIA— Speaker of Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Ibrahim Abdullahi, has urged the people of the state to support the new Emir of Lafia, Justice Sidi Bage (retd), to enable him succeed not only as a traditional ruler but to bring peace, unity and development among the diverse ethnic groups in the state.Justice Sidi Dauda Bage
Abdullahi spoke, yesterday while reacting to the appointment of the new Emir of Lafia, Emir of Awe, and Osu Kadoko of Kadarko by Governor Tanko Al-Makura.
According to the speaker, the lawmakers would ensure that a level play ground was provided through legislative actions that would make traditional rulers in the state function well for the benefits of citizens and the state.
He said: “As leadership comes from God at any given time, what is required of us as a people is to support the leaders by providing them with an enabling environment at all levels.We must see the appointments of Bage and other traditional rulers as an act of God.”
The speaker, while felicitating with the new Emir of Lafia, admonished him to bring his wealth of experience in the law profession to bear in his new assignment as a custodian of tradition and customs of the people for the overall growth and development of the state.
He said: “I want to use this medium to congratulate the new Emir of Lafia, Justice Sidi Bage; the new Emir of Awe, Alhaji Isa Abubakar Umar, and Umar Dodo as the new Osu Kadoko of Kadarko, a third class traditional ruler in Keana Local Government Area.
“I want to assure the new emir of the lawmakers’ readiness to collaborate with the traditional council to promote peace, unity as well as strengthening the traditional institutions in the state.
“The legislators will work to strengthen the traditional institutions by enacting laws and passing resolutions that would provide enabling environment to have direct bearing on lives of the people of the state.”Related