Nasarawa Monarchs Banned From Residing Outside Domains, Unapproved Trips

Umaru-Tanko-Al-Makura1The Nasarawa State House of Assembly yesterday banned all traditional rulers in the state from residing outside their domains in the interest of peace and progress of their people.

The ban followed the motion by the Majority Leader of the House, Mr Godiya Akwashiki (PDP-Nasarawa Eggon West).

The bill to regulate the movement of the state traditional rulers passed the third reading after the adoption of the motion.

Akwashiki said the law would ensure that all traditional rulers reside and preside over issues within their chiefdoms.

The bill also stated that no traditional rulers shall leave his chiefdom for more than one week without notifying the chairman/administrator of his local government or development area and his kinsmen.

According to the bill, election of traditional rulers will be conducted at the palace or village where the palace is situated so that there will be peace across the state.

The Minority Leader, Malam Adamu Maikatako (CPC-Lafia) seconded the motion for the passage of the bill. He said that the bill if passed would also prohibit the use of military personnel during  elections of traditional rulers as well as spell out the roles and responsibilities of traditional rulers in the state.

After passage, Speaker of the House, Alhaji Musa Ahmed, directed the Clerk of the House to produce a clean copy for the governor’s assent.




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