Sokoto sacks 15 traditional rulers, transfers others over land racketeering, others other offences - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Sokoto sacks 15 traditional rulers, transfers others over land racketeering, others other offences

The Sokoto State Governor, Ahmed Aliyu has dethrone 15 District Heads over alleged insubordination,  land racketeering, aiding insecurity and conversion of public properties.

The Press secretary to the Governor Abubakar Bawa announced the dethronnment in a statement on Tuesday.

The District Heads dethroned were those of Unguwar Lalle, Yabo, Wamakko, Tulluwa, lllela, Dogon Daji, Kebbe, Alkammu, and Giyawa district.

Others  were those  appointed by the former Governor Aminu Tambuwal at the tail end of his administration.

"They were dropped due to the nature of their appointment which was according to the statement was haphazardly done and rejection by their subjects.

"They are Marafan Tangaza, Sarkin Gabas Kalambaina, Bunun Gongono, Sarkin Kudun Yar Tsakkuwa, Sarkin
Tambuwal and Sarkin Yamman Torankavwa". 

 The statement further said the cases involving District Heads of Isa, Kuchi, Kilgori and Gagi have been  recommended for further investigations.

Similarly the Sarkin Yakin Binji a senior counselor in the Sultanate Council was however transfered to Bunkari while the District Head of Sabon Birni was deployed to Gatawa.

Bawa also in the statement noted that, seven other District Heads have been retained by the government.

 They include Alhaji Aliyu Abubakar III Churoman Sokoto, Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki Maccido Barayar Zaki, Abubakar Salame Sarkin Arewan Salame,  and Aminu Bello Sarkin Yamman Balle.

Others are Mahmoud Yabo Sarkin Gabas Dandin Mahe, Mukhtari Tukur Ambarura Sarkin Gabas Ambarura and Malam Isa Rarah Sarkin Gabas of Rarah District..

The District Heads of Tsaki and Asare were also retained, while Abdulkadir Mujeli who was appointed as Magajin Garin Sokoto was asked to go back to his former position as Sarkin Rafin Gumbi district.

All this according the statement was as a result of recommendations of the Committee on the Review of  appointments of Traditional rulers, Renaming, of Tertiary institutions and the Dissolution of Governing Councils of State Parastatals set up by the state government.

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