Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo of Gombe State has tasked traditional rulers in the State on the need to maintain the peace in their domains by reporting any persons whose activities are capable of disrupting law and order.
The Governor gave the charge Saturday afternoon during the coronation ceremony and presentation of Staff of Office to the Emir of Pindiga, Alhaji Mohammed Seyoji Ahmed in Pindiga town.
According to the Governor, the call became necessary considering the need to remain peaceful in the face of political activities heralding the 2019 general elections.
The Governor, while assuring that his Government will not relent in it’s responsibilities of protecting the lives and property of the people of the State, promised to ensure the expansion of the Pindiga Water Scheme to reach more villages in the Emirate.
He also assured that major road projects in the area will be completed within the shortest possible time.
In his acceptance speech shortly after receiving the staff of office, the Emir of Pindiga, Alhaji Mohammed Seyoji Ahmed thanked Governor Dankwambo for the opportunity to serve his people again as Emir after he was deposed for nine years (2004 – 2013).
While assuring the Governor of his unflinching support to the administration, he called on all and sundry in the Emirate to put hands on deck for peaceful and harmonious coexistence in the Emirate and the State as a whole.
He also commended the Governor for the electrification of over 50 community settlements which has been completed.
Alhaji Mohammed Seyoji Ahmed, one of the first class Emirs in Gombe State, has spent five years on the throne since 2013. He succeeded his father as the District Head of Pindiga in 1984 at the age of 28 and in 2000, the domain was upgraded to an Emirate.
Former Governor, Danjuma Goje however deposed Seyoji from the throne in 2004 and exiled him to Tula town and Gombe the State capital from that year to 2013 when Governor Dankwambo returned him to the throne.
Present at the ceremony were the representative of the Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku, representative of former Defense Minister, Theophilus Danjuma, the Sultan of Damagaram in Niger Republic and a host of other Emirs and Chiefs from Bauchi, Plateau, Borno, Taraba and Yobe States.