By; SAMSON YAKI, Lafia
Just like Kano and Plateau states did same recently, the Nasarawa State Government has joined the league by approving the creation of four new chiefdoms in the state.
The State House of Assembly granted approval to the request of the state government to create four new chiefdoms in the state.
The speaker of the Assembly Honourable Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi, revealed that lawmakers passed the bill to amend the Nasarawa State Local Government Amendment Law 2018 to pave way for the creation of the additional chiefdoms.
He added that the House gave the bill accelerated passage considering the importance of traditional institutions towards the maintenance of peace and for societal development.
According to Hon Balarabe-Abdullahi, Governor Umaru Al-Makura had sought the approval of the assembly for the creation of Gudi, Musha, Gitata and Gude chiefdoms with third-class status.
The Speaker said: “Gudi chiefdom to be carved out of Ngah chiefdom in Akwanga Local Government Area, Musha chiefdom to be carved out of Migili chiefdom in Obi Local Government Area and Gitata and Gude chiefdoms will be carved out of Karu and Obi Local Government Areas respectively, all with third-class status.
“The governor said that the creation of the additional chiefdoms in the state was in line with the power vested on him by the constitution as well as in line with the State Local Government Amendment Law.”
He explained that the House approved the governor’s request in order to give the affected communities a sense of belonging and to enable them contribute their quota to the development of the state.
The House majority leader, Honourable Tanko Tunga, , who read the governor’s letter and moved a motion for the amendment to the Local government Law 2018 at plenary, solicited the support of his colleagues to give the amended bill accelerated passage in order to grant the executive request.
He said with the creation of the additional chiefdom would foster peace and development within the various communities in the state.