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No issue between Sultan, Sokoto Gov – Sultanate Council

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The Sultanate has finally broken its silence on the proposed amendment of Sokoto State Local Government Law 2008.

Speaking at the opening of the public hearing on the amendment of the law, the Sa’in Kilgori, Dr. Muhammad Jabbi Kilgori, said the amendment would not strip the Sultan of his powers or functions.

He said contrary to speculations, there is no issue between the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar and the governor, Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu.

Kilgori, who doubles as district head of Kilgori and council member of the Sultanate, said the Sultanate is aware of some enemies who are eager to create problem between the sultanate and the state government.

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“There is no issue between the Sultan and Governor Ahmed Aliyu at all. The Sultanate is ready to operate under any law elected through due process. We have operated under different laws in the past and we are ready to operate under the new law.

“The Sultanate has operated under the law proposed for amendment for the period of 16 years. The Sultanate is ready to work hand in hand with government,” he said.

Daily Trust reports that the proposed amendment of Sokoto State Local Government Law 2008 has raised dust from within and outside the state following the insinuation that the amendment is targeting the Sultan.

If amended, the power of appointing district and village heads would be vested only in the governor, while the Sultan’s power would be reduced to recommendation of persons to be appointed for the two positions.

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