In a shocking statement made available to the public, Muktar A. Gidado, the Senior Special Assistant on Media to the Governor of Bauchi State, disclosed that the Governor has suspended the Emir of Misau today 3rd July, 2020.
Where he said:
“Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed of Bauchi state has suspended the Emir of Misau, Alhaji Ahmed Sulaiman alongside other traditional leaders over the recent communal clashes in the area.
The Governor announced this at the inauguration ceremony of an administrative committee of inquiry into land disputes between herders and farmers in Hardawa District of Misau Local Government Area of the state at the Council Chamber, Government House Bauchi.
The governor said the suspension of the Emir and other traditional rulers is to prevent them from interference in the assignment of the investigation panel.
He recalled that, immediately after the unfortunate clashes, he had summoned a stakeholders meeting with a view to taking proactive measures in dealing with the situation which culminated into the suspension of the management of the local government council.
” Reports recieved from various sources revealed the involvement of traditional rulers, local government officials and some bad elements who have either masterminded or participated in the crisis. As responsible government that has the safety and wellbeing of its people at heart, we would not fold our arms and watch the culprits go unpunished.”
” Following receipt of additional petitions from Chiroma district and other places, the traditional institutions in the area are hereby suspended to prevent interference with the work of the committee. I am indeed convinced with the calibre of members of the panel.”
He assured that any person or group of persons found to be directly or involved in causing the clash would be dealt with according to the laws of the land.
” We are therefore duty bound to make sure that we identify those people and bring them to book. This will surely serve as deterrent to others who have similar intentions.”
Governor Bala Mohammed tasked members of the committee to be transparent, focused and resourceful in the discharge of its assigned responsibilities as their selection was informed by their track records of commitment and hard work.”
“According to him, the terms of reference for the panel include among others, to determine the persons or authorities directly or indirectly involved or connected with illegal allocation of the portion of the forest reserve, to make recommendations on measures to be taken in order to forestall future occurrence and to determine the cattle routes within the forest reserve and identify areas or portions of encroachment by farmers.
The Governor therefore
assured the committee of the full support and cooperation of the state government for the successful completion of its assignment.
Responding, the Chairman of the committee, Retired Air Commodore Tijjani Baba Gamawa, assured the Governor of the readiness of members of the committee to discharge the assignment diligently.” He concluded. Open publish panel
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