B’Haram: Sultanate Orders District Heads to Monitor Newcomers

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The Sultanate Council of Sokoto has advised district heads to monitor newcomers into their communities in view of the prevailing security situation in Nigeria.

The advice is contained in a communiqué issued in Sokoto on Saturday at the end of a meeting between the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, and the district heads.

The communiqué was signed by the Secretary, Sultanate Council of Sokoto, Alhaji Attahiru Hussaini.

The communiqué said the traditional rulers should henceforth send monthly reports about their communities to the Sultanate Council in Sokoto.

The communiqué directed “village and ward heads should monitor new comers to their hamlets and villages and report same to their district heads.

“These reports must be sent in the first week of the new month, while a committee will be set up by the council to study and analyse the reports with a view to identifying defaulting district heads.

“There is the need for the district heads to set up a committee at the district, village and hamlet levels.

“This is with the view to taking more care of government development projects in their respective areas.” 

The communiqué stressed the need for traditional rulers to continue to monitor the current campaign on polio eradication being waged by the three tiers of government.

It also stressed the need for the traditional rulers to educate their subjects on the importance of the National Identity Card and the permanent voter card so that they could get them.

The communiqué also urged the district heads to be more pro-active in the collection of Zakkat and endowment in their respective areas.

It said that, upon collection, they should liaise with the State Zakkat and Endowment Committee for proper distribution. 

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