Vice-President Namadi Sambo
Vice-President Namadi Sambo Monday held a special meeting with traditional rulers in Kaduna State to solicit their support for the new Governor of the state, Alhaji Mukhtar Ramalan Yero.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo was also in the state for a condolence visit over the death of late Governor Patrick Yakowa.
At the special meeting with the traditional rulers in the state, Sambo commended them for the support they gave him when he was governor and urged them to do same to the new administration in the state.
“We are here on the sad event of the late Governor, Mr. Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa, and we pray that God give him eternal rest. I called this meeting to solicit your support for the new Governor and his Deputy, Alhaji Mukhtar Ramalan Yero, and Ambassador Nuhu Audu Bajoga.
“They need your maximum support and cooperation as traditional institution to ensure peace and development of Kaduna State. I know you can do it and am sure you will do it,” he said.
Responding on behalf of the traditional rulers, the Chairman of the Kaduna state traditional council and Emir of Zazzau (Zaria), Alhaji Shehu Idris, pledged the support of the traditional institution in the state to the new administration.
Idris said the governor can always count on their support and cooperation to ensure peace and stability and to develop the state.
Meanwhile, Obasanjo, who condoled with the state government over the death of Yakowa, urged the new administration under Yero to carry on with the beautiful programmes of the late governor.