Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has distributed 260 assorted cars to all the traditional rulers in the state.
The distribution of the cars was done by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, at the Government House, Gusau, on Wednesday.
The Sultan expressed his gratitude to Governor Matawalle for his concern on the welfare of the traditional institutions.
The sultan said, “The traditional institutions are the thread that holds our society together.”
He called on the beneficiaries of the gesture to continue in their support for the administration of Governor Matawalle by rendering their best in ending the challenges facing the people.
In his speech at the occasion, Governor Matawalle said the gesture was done in recognition of the status of the traditional institutions as the custodians of religion and culture as well as the vehicle of cohesion and peace in the society.
Matawalle said, “It is in view of the high esteem with which my administration regards our traditional leaders and institutions that we decided to procure brand new cars, Cadillac 2019 Model, for 17 Emirs, Hyundai vehicles for 13 Senior District Heads and 230 District Heads across the State.”
He assured that his administration would continue to work with traditional and religious leaders to ensure lasting peace and harmony in the state.
“I would like to assure you that my administration will continue to work in line with the mission of uplifting the dignity and sanctity of our traditional institutions through all possible means.
“We are currently rehabilitating and reconstructing some of the palaces of our emirs across the State.
“Some of these projects would soon be completed,” concluded Matawalle.
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