Northern Group Warns Governors against Undermining Traditional Authority_


Northern Group Warns Governors against Undermining Traditional Authority

 

The Northern Ethnic Youth Group Assembly (NEYGA) has sounded a warning to Northern Governors, cautioning them against encroaching on the traditional authority of the region’s monarchs. This warning comes amidst a growing trend of governors undermining traditional institutions, a development that NEYGA believes will destroy the cultural heritage and integrity of African culture if left unchecked.

Historically, traditional rulers have played a vital role in the social, political, and cultural landscape of Northern Nigeria. They have served as custodians of the region’s history, culture, and traditions, commanding respect and reverence from their subjects. However, in recent times, there has been a disturbing trend of governors encroaching on the authority of traditional rulers, undermining their influence and autonomy.

This phenomenon can be traced back to the colonial era, when the British colonial administration introduced indirect rule, which marginalized traditional rulers and centralized power in the hands of colonial officials. This legacy of colonialism has continued to shape the relationship between governors and traditional rulers, with many governors viewing traditional rulers as obstacles to their political power.

In recent years, there have been several instances of governors undermining traditional rulers. For example, in 2019, the Kano State Government led by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, controversially deposed the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, and reduced the powers of the traditional institution. Similarly, in 2020, the Zamfara State Government, led by Governor Bello Matawalle, abolished the traditional title of “Sarkin Fulani” held by the Fulani community, sparking tensions and protests.

NEYGA views these developments as a threat to the region’s social fabric and cultural heritage. In a statement signed by Mallam Ibrahim Dan-Musa, the group emphasized that traditional rulers are the embodiment of societal values and must be protected at all costs. “We cannot allow the destruction of our cultural institutions and the erosion of our traditional values. We urge the President to intervene and halt this development, which will have far-reaching consequences if left unchecked.”

The group called on governors to focus on addressing the region’s developmental challenges, such as poverty, insecurity, and education, rather than meddling with traditional authority. “We need to work together to build a better future for our region, not destroy the very fabric that holds us together,” the statement concluded.


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