Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed has expressed readiness to facilitate constitutional recognition for traditional institutions in the country to enable them discharge their role of ensuring peaceful coexistence among their subjects.
He gave the indication at an event to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Emir of Jama’are, Alhaji Ahmadu Muhammadu Wabi III, held at his Palace in Jama’are local government area.
Bala Mohammed who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Sabi’u Baba noted the role of traditional leaders in peace building and assured that the constitutional recognition when realised would make the institution more relevant.
The Governor congratulated the Emir for attaining fifty years on the throne and wished him many more years ahead.
Also speaking, His Eminence, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, who described the fiftieth anniversary of the Emir of Jama’are as a gigantic achievement, prayed Allah to grant him good health.
Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, represented by the Emir of Bauchi Alhaji Rilwanu Sulaiman Adamu commended the State Governor for ensuring peace in the state and urged him to sustain the momentum.
The Emir of Jama’are, Alhaji Ahmadu Muhammadu Wabi the Third, who Spoke through his eldest son and Yarima of Jama’are Alhaji Nuhu Muhammadu Wabi, due to his health condition, appreciated all and sundry for gracing the occasion.
The event had in attendance the Emirs of Bauchi, Dass, Katagum, Ningi and Misau.
Also on attendance are Emirs of Dutse and Fika in Jigawa and Yobe states and representative of Emir of Kano, top government functionaries, politicians among others.