July 21, 2024
Sultan Has No Power To Appoint District Heads says Sokoto Govt
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Sultan Has No Power To Appoint District Heads says Sokoto Govt

The administration of Governor Ahmed Aliyu in Sokoto State says the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III has no constitutional power to appoint district and village heads in the North-West state.

The Sokoto State Attorney General, Muhammad Nasiru Binji, stated this at a public hearing on a bill for a law to further amend the Sokoto State Local Government and Chieftaincy Law 2008 at the State House of Assembly on Tuesday. 

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He said the law that gives the Sultan the power to appoint anyone contravenes the 1999 constitution