Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State says a committee of Northern governors and traditional rulers will soon come up with a stand in the region’s and country’s best interests.
Almakura stated that the committee is being led by Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State.
The Nasawa State governor made this known on Saturday at the official installation and presentation of first class staff of office to the new Emir of Keffi, Dr. Shehu Chindo Yamusa III, in Keffi Local Government Area of the state.
“I wish to say that in spite of the numerous provocative statements credited to some unpatriotic elements cloaked in the guise of restructuring, I want to assure everyone that a joint committee headed by Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, the Governor of Sokoto State, comprising Northern governors and traditional rulers would soon come up with a common position that will be in the best interest of not only the North, but Nigeria as a whole.
“Since our coming on board, we have remained consistent in our determination to ensure the inclusion of traditional rulers in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to enable our Traditional Institution to continue to play its pivotal role as custodian of our traditions, customs, and heritage.
“We have since incorporated the traditional institution into the machinery of governance in Nasarawa State by engaging them in the affairs of government at all levels in the state.
“This has availed government of their wealth of experience and doggedness in our governance of Nasarawa State and, indeed, the conscience of the society.
“It is our conviction that when this is done, the traditional rulers will more proactively complement government efforts toward the development of our society,” he said.
Almakura also noted that the state government has embarked on robust infrastructural development in Keffi and environs.