Kaduna – Nasir El-Rufai, the Kaduna state governor, sacked the traditional rulers of the Piriga and Arak chiefdoms, Jonathan Zamuna and Aliyu Yammah, 7 days before his handing over.
The development was disclosed by the state commissioner for local government, Umma Ahmad, in a statement on Monday, May 22.
El-Rufai sacks Kaduna traditional rulers, gives reason Photo Credit: Nasir El-Rufai
Why Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State sacked traditional rulers According to the commissioner, the Arak chiefdom traditional ruler was sacked because of his unacceptable response to a query issued to him by the state government for appointing 4 district heads without authorisation and the allegation that he does not reside in his domain. Ahmad further disclosed that the Piriga traditional ruler was removed as a result of the communal clash between the Kitimi and Gure communities as well as his non-residence in the chiefdom.
She added that the removal of the monarchs was in compliance with the provisions of section 11 of the traditional
institution law No. 21 of 2021 of the state. Latest about Nasir El-Rufai, Kaduna traditional rulers Her statement noted that the affairs of the Piriga chiefdom
would be overseen by the district head of the Garun Kurama, Babangida Sule and order the council secretary to begin the
process of appointing a new chief.
The statement further reads in part:
“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.”