Borno govt. engages traditional rulers on social reorientation

Borno govt. engages traditional rulers on social reorientation

The Borno State Government has solicited the partnership of traditional rulers in the implementation of the recently launched 25-year Development Plan and 10-year Strategic Transformation Plan of the state.

 

Alhaji Sugun Mai-Mele, the Commissioner for Local Government and Emirates Affairs, made the call at a meeting with traditional rulers on Monday in Maiduguri.

 

Mai-Mele said that as custodians of the people’s culture and traditions, the traditional rulers had a key role to play in social re-orientation of the people, which was key to the successful implementation of the plans.

 

He lauded the traditional institution in the state for its sustained support for the implementation of government policies and programmes.

 

He urged it to sustain the support, particularly now as the state government planned to restore the honour, dignity, and prosperity of the state, after a decade of Boko Haram insurgency.

 

Also speaking, Dr Mairo Mandara, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Sustainable Development, emphasised the need to promote the education of the girl-child and improve students’ enrolment in schools.

 

In his remarks, the Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Umar-Garbai, assured the government of the traditional institution’s commitment to facilitating the implementation of the development plans.

 

He, however, called for more funding of the traditional institution for optimal performance.

 

The traditional rulers that attended the meeting include the Emir of Biu, Alhaji Mustafa Mai-Umar; the Emir of Gwoza, Alhaji Muhammadu Shehu-Idrissa; the Emir of Uba, Alhaji Ali Ismaila-Mamza; and the Emir of Shani, Alhaji Muhammadu Mailafiya.

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