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His Excellency, Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku presenting staff of office to one of the chief during the ceremony.

In his quest to give hope to oppressed communities and respect for traditional institutions, Governor Darius Ishaku has again presented staff of office to one second class chief and eight third class chiefs in the State.

In a colourful ceremony which took place at Government House Jalingo, Governor Darius Ishaku said that the traditional institution was an integral component of his administration because of its long history.

Some of the Chiefs waiting to receive their staff of office.

He promised to support traditional rulers to ensure they satisfy their subjects through effective leadership and warned that he would not take it likely with any ruler who attempts to breach the peace in their domain.

The Governor urged the Royal Fathers to play the fatherly role expected of them and tasked them to report suspicious persons in their domain to designated authorities.

Earlier, the Permanent Secretary, Bureau for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Bello Yero appealed to the royal fathers and Tarabans to reciprocate the government’s kind gesture by making sure that peace, unity and cohesion reigned among their subjects.

The Permanent Secretary advised those who may be aggrieved to follow legitimate means of seeking redress and not through violence.

The Royal Fathers presented with staff of office include Umar Buba Nyala second class chief of kwajji while third class chiefs were Ismaila Agwaru Chief of Jen, Ibrahim Etsu; Tigun, Enoch Tanko Tabena; Ndola and Ismaila Maiwuya Ichen; Kurmi.

Others are Zakari Musa; Kashimbilla, Abe Shishi; Assa, Yahaya Abubakar Rufai; Bantaje and Garsheya Dan Asabe;Tsasen Rafin kada.

The State Chief Judge, Josephine Tuktur administered the oath of office and allegiance to the chiefs.