A statement on the establishment and upgrading of chiefdoms that went viral on social media has been repudiated by the government of Nasarawa State.
According to the aforementioned communication, Barr Muhammad Ubandoma Aliyi, the Secretary to the Government, was the source of the memo regarding the establishment of new chiefdoms.
According to the aforementioned “communique,” which was ostensibly addressed to the commissioner for local government, community development, and chieftaincy affairs, Governor Abdullahi Sule reportedly gave his approval for the establishment, reclassification, and renaming of a number of specific Mada Chiefdoms.
The aforementioned “communique” specifically mentioned the establishment and naming of the Mada Chiefdom in the Kokona local government area, with the Sarkin Tatara as the paramount ruler’s title, as well as the promotion of the Sarkin Akwanga to the position of Emir of Akwanga, who, in accordance with the aforementioned letter, will reside in the completed Chun Mada palace in Akwanga.
However, the purported communique that surfaced two days before the governorship and house of assembly elections was a forged document created in an organized attempt to cause unrest and to mislead the electorates in the state, according to the state government through Abdulkareem Ibn Bala, permanent secretary, political affairs on behalf of the SSG.
He pleaded with the residents of the state, in particular those in the impacted area, to reject the aforementioned communiqué.
For the avoidance of doubt, the aforementioned “communique” that is making the rounds on social media does not come from the Nasarawa State Office of the Secretary. Given that the claimed “communique” surfaced just two days before the Governorship and House of Assembly elections, it is clear that the document was faked in an intentional attempt to sow discontent and mislead the electorate.
“To clear the air, it should be noted that even the most discerning person can see that the ‘communique’ was poorly written and exhibits egregious unprofessionalism, especially given that it was purported to be from the Office of the Secretary to the Government of Nasarawa State, which is renowned for its high level of professionalism.
It should be made very obvious that the government of Nasarawa State never considered establishing, improving, or even renaming the chiefdoms named in the fictitious paper.
He advised the good people of Nasarawa State, especially those named in the bogus communique, to ignore the letter and its contents.