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The traditional title of Matawallen Sokoto was conferred on the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar on Monday.
The title was made public at the turbanning ceremony of 21 new District Heads who were recently appointed by Gov. Aliyu Wamakko.
The Sultan also announced that the formal conferment of the title on Tambuwal will be done on a later date.
“This is in appreciation of the credible style of leadership of the Speaker at the House of Representatives.
“It is also in recognition of the sterling contributions of Tambuwal to sustainable peace and unity of Nigeria,” the Sultan stated.
The Sultan also advised the district heads to avoid politics, always be guided by the fear of God and carry everyone along.
“You should discharge your duties diligently; employ your wealth of experience to complement the efforts of the government and the Sultanate council of Sokoto.
“You should also give priority to the welfare, security and the socioeconomic prosperity of the people,” the Sultan charged them.
“This position is bestowed on you based on merit and sequel to the absolute trust reposed in you,” he said.
Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar also praised Wamako for the creation of new district heads, a move which the Sultan believes will bring Government closer to the grass roots.
Aminu Tambuwal and former Nigerian President, Shehu Shagari were some of the several dignitaries at the event.
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