“Traditional Institutions Should be watchdogs” – Gov Sani Bello

Niger State Gov. Sanni Bello
Niger State Gov. Sanni Bello

“Traditional Institutions Should be watchdogs” – Gov Sani Bello

Olabode Adaramola

Niger State governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello on Saturday charged the traditional institutions to remain the watchdogs of their domains for further maintenance of peace and to curtail any act capable of breaking law and order.

He made the appeal while presenting staff of office to the 17th Emir of Borgu, Barrister Muhammed Sani Haliru Dantoro, Kitoro IV in New Bussa, Borgu Local Government area of the state.

The governor stressed the need for cautioned and vigilance on the part of the royal fathers so as to help fish out questionable characters in the society.

“I call on all traditional rulers to be more interested in what happens in their communities. You remain security watchdogs in your domain and by extension the state. You must avoid any criminal connivance, as this is capable of ruining any leader,” the governor advised royal fathers.

He commended the support he has been receiving from state council of traditional rulers and called on the new Emir to extend same.

The governor also urged him to bring his wealth of experience to bear in positioning his Emirate for greatness.


The newly installed Emir of Borgu, Barrister Muhammed Sani Haliru Dantoro, Kitoro IV promised to be fair to all his subjects and called on them to come up with meaningful ideas on how to move the Emirate forward.

The royal father whose late father was a former Senator during the botched 3rd republic called on political leaders in the country to bury their differences for the development, progress and unity of the country.

The royal father, who was apparently referring to the crisis within the ruling party said, “Let all leaders of change bury their differences, work for the unity and for the progress of the country in the memory of my late father”.

President Muhammadu Buhari, a turbaned chief of the emirate was represented by the Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Alhaji Mohammed Musa Bello and Hon. Abu Bawa Bwari, Minister of State, Ministry of Solid Minerals.

Other attendees include, the governor of Sokoto State, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim K. Idris and former military governor of the state, Colonel Lawan Gwadabe and Ambassador designate, Hon. Ahmed Ibeto .

The ceremony was witnessed by many royal fathers from across the six geo-political zones with the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Abubakar Sa’ad, Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi and Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahay Abubakar leading the pack.

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