Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has called on the Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado-Bayero, to use his office in fostering unity and cohesion in the Northern part of the country.
The governor made the call when the emir paid him a courtesy visit at the state Government House during the weekend, as contained in a statement by Mr matawalle’s Special Adviser on Media and Communications, Zailani Bappa.
Mr Matawalle noted that the North was in dire need of leaders who would re-unite its people and serve as a rallying point for political, social and cultural reorientation.
‘Your Royal Highness, the North today is in dire need of leaders who can serve as a rallying point for all its peoples politically, socially and culturally as obtained in the past,” Mr Matawalle observed.
The Governor attributed the lack of cohesion in the region to the growing disrespect for traditional institutions.
He recalled that in the past, people revered traditional institutions for contributing to the region’s cohesion and peace.
“I enjoin you and your respected colleagues in the North to institute machinery for working out how to regain our past glory.
“I assure you on my part, I will use my position to reach out to my colleagues in ensuring that a road map to the rejuvenation of our past glory is done and followed to the latter,” Governor Matawalle assured.
Earlier, the visiting monarch told the governor that he was in Zamfara State to reach out to his traditional leaders, especially at this time when he is blessed with the throne of his forefathers.
The emir commended Governor Matawalle for returning peace to the erstwhile troubled state, assuring that his Emirate would continue to pray for the peace of the people and the country at large.