Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle of Zamfara State has decried the lack of respect for leadership in the North, especially for traditional institutions, which was the main cause of indiscipline amongst the youths.
Matawalle was speaking when leaders from Anka, Bungudu, Bukkuyum and Maru local governments areas paid him a courtesy call, led by their respective Emirs and Local Government sole administrators at the Government House.
The governor further observed that no society could progress and enjoy a lasting peace when it looks down upon its leaders with disrespect. “That is why I directed that this year, I will receive no community at the Government House except it is led by its traditional ruler.
“We must start to accord respect and dignity to our leaders, like it was before, because Allah gave them the position which we have to recognize,” he said.
Governor Matawalle also harped on the need to renew commitment to genuine fight against insecurity and its attendant consequences in the state. He said the war is not limited to the Government or the security agencies alone, but it is a concern of everyone.
“We have to look inwards and flush out the bad eggs among us. Most of the atrocities perpetrated by the bandits at the grassroots indicate a connivance with informers who live among us in our communities. We must flush them out because we all know them.
“Henceforth, my administration has resolved not to have it easy on anyone arrested for the charge of being an informant to bandits anywhere in the state”, Matawalle stated.
All the visiting communities promised to renew their commitment to the attainment of lasting peace in their respective areas and also commended the efforts of the administration of Governor Matawalle for what it has so far been doing to end the spate of insecurity disturbing many parts of the state.