Considering the importance of traditional institutions in ensuring peace and stability in communities, the Gombe State Governor, Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo has tasked traditional rulers in the state to remain vigilant for further maintenance of peace and to curtail acts capable of breaking law and order in the state.
While stressing the need for caution and vigilance on the part of the royal fathers, to help fish out questionable characters in the society, the governor wants traditional rulers to be more interested in what happens in their communities.
Dankwambo, who made the appeal during the coronation ceremony and presentation of Staff of Office to the Emir of Pindiga, Alhaji Mohammed Seyoji Ahmed in Pindiga town tasked them to remain as security watchdogs in their domain and by extension the state.
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 the 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.