Chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Hon Abdullahi Adamu Candido, has advised traditional rulers in the council against indiscriminate giving of chieftaincy titles to individuals within their respective domains.
Speaking at a ceremony that marked the 17th anniversary of the enthronement of the Emir of Jiwa, Alhaji Idris Musa, at the weekend, Candido said that traditional titles should based on the contributions of the recipients to development of the chiefdoms.
He maintained that traditional titles should be given to individuals in the spirit of unity, so that they can continue to making inputs in the development of the area.
“I will seriously point out that traditional titles shouldn’t be just an anyhow gift, rather it should be something that has to do with the developmental contributions from people in the society.”
He added that traditional title holders should be seen contributing to the development of the respective chiefdoms and the area council as a whole.
While congratulating the vice chairman of AMAC, Lawrence Onuchukwu, who was among the recipients of chieftaincy titles, from Jiwa Emirate Council, Candido stated that the chiefdom expects more from him, not just in his official capacity, but even after leaving office.
Responding, the vice chairman, who was turbaned as the ‘Jarumin Gabas of Jiwa’, pledged to redouble his loyalty and commitments towards the rapid and comprehensive development of the chiefdom.
Onuchukwu thanked the chiefdom for recognizing his astute loyalty and quality service to humanity at the occasion of the 17th anniversary of the current Emir of Jiwa.