Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has hailed the appointment of the 11th Emir of Misau, in Bauchi State Alhaji Ahmed Suleiman.
In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs Turaki Hassan, the speaker described the emergence of Alhaji Suleiman as the new emir of Misau as a well deserved.
The Speaker called on the new Emir to emulate and build on the legacies of the late Emir Muhammadu Manga III.
He said the former monarch had worked all his life to ensure that peace and harmony prevails amongst the diverse people of his domain which remained one of the most peaceful in the country.
“May I enjoin your Royal Highness to emulate the legacies and strong foundation laid by the Late Emir to bear on your reign as well as make peace and unity the focal point of your stewardship as a royal father”, Dogara added.
While wishing the new monarch a peaceful and successful reign on the throne of his forefathers, the Speaker assured that the House under his leadership is committed to upholding the tenets of the traditional institution considering its immense contributions to peaceful coexistence and promotion of cultural values in the society.
He said the House will use the instrumentality of the constitutional amendment to provide a constitutional role for traditional rulers in view of the significant role they play in maintaining peace in their dormain and the country at large, as well as dispute resolution.
He said such role was provided for in the last constitution review in the 7th Assembly but was not assented to by former president Goodluck Jonathan.
However, the Speaker disclosed that following amendment to relevant House Rules on life span of unsigned Bills in the last Assembly, the House will reconsider the amendment and forward same to President Muhammadu Buhari for his assent.