Kaduna State Government has tasked traditional rulers to be ambassadors of peace, law maintainers and carriers of government policies and programs.


The State Deputy Governor, Dr. Hadiza Sabuwa Balarebe gave the challenged on Wednesday while presenting a third class Staff of Office to the Chief of Fadan Ayu, Alh. Halidu Ibrahim Ayu and Chief of Godogodo, Mr. Habila Saidu held in Mayir and Gidan Waya respectively.


The Deputy Governor also urged the newly installed Chiefs not to let their people nor the government that entrusts them with the responsibility down.

She also tasked them to look beyond being tribal and small community leaders to bigger game players where contributions of divers peoples are harnessed for greater gains.


Earlier, the Kaduna State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hajiya Umma Ahmed congratulated the Chiefs haven received their staff of authority, even as she appealed to them to always liaise with the ministry to succeed.


She also challenged them to ensure they are fair and just to all in the cause of discharging their responsibilities.


In their separate acceptance speech, the Chief of Fadan Ayu, Alhaji Halidu Ibrahim Ayu, and the Chief of Godogodo, Mr. Habila Saidu, thanked the state government for appointing them to serve and preserve the customs and traditions of their people and pledged to discharge their responsibilities deligently.


While soliciting the support and cooperation of the people, the two Chiefs appealed to the state government to consider upgrading their Chiefdoms to a second class status to be at par with their counterparts.

Salama News reports that, the Executive Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir Elrufai was confered the traditional title of Akakun Fadan Ayu, while his Deputy, Dr. Hadiza Sabuwa Balarebe was equally confered with the title of Sarauniyan Fadan Ayu by the Chief of Fadan Ayu.