Nasir El-Rufai

22.05.2023 news Why el-Rufai Sacked Monarchs Few Days Before Leaving Office

Published 22nd May, 2023

By Sodeeq Atanda

Nasir El-Rufai, the Governor of Kaduna State, has sacked some community leaders on allegations of inter-community clashes and insubordination, among others.

The two traditional leaders deposed are Jonathan Paragua Zamuna of Piriga Chiefdom and General Aliyu Iliyah Yammah (retd.) of Arak Chiefdom.

Communicating the news of this development, Hajiya Umma Ahmad, the Kaduna State Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, said the decision was premised on the recommendations of her ministry.

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The commissioner also said that the village heads of Aban, Abujan Mada and Anjil had been disengaged.

The statement read, “The District Head of Garun Kurama, Babangida Sule, will oversee the affairs of Piriga Chiefdom pending the appointment of a new chief, while the Council Secretary has been directed to initiate the process for the appointment of a new chief.

“Gomna Ahmadu, the Council Secretary of Arak Chiefdom, will oversee the affairs of the chiefdom and also initiate the process for the appointment of a new Chief.”

Ahmad said that “the government found unacceptable the response of General Iliyah Yammah to the query regarding his appointment of four district heads, contrary to the one approved for his chiefdom, and his non-residence within Arak chiefdom”.

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“The deposition of Jonathan Zamuna follows the recent communal clashes between the Gure and Kitimi communities of Piriga chiefdom in Lere LGA, and his non-residence within the chiefdom,” she said.

Published 22nd May, 2023

By Sodeeq Atanda


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