by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
The Gbagyi community in Kagarko local government area of Kaduna State has commended Governor Nasir el-Rufai over the creation of Dnata Chiefdom.
Recalled that Dnata Community was under Jere Chiefdom before its creation by the Kaduna State Governor on 1st November, 2021. The new Chiefdom has five ruling houses, which are: Kagumi, Gujeni, Idda Dulumi and Chakunwo.
Kagarko local government chairman, Hon Nasara Rabo, received the message on behalf of the governor during a meeting held at Gujeni Community, the proposed Headquarters of the chiefdom.
Hon. Rabo explained that the residents are happy because for two decades, the community has been pushing for Chiefdom.
The chairman advised Gbagyi community to look for a credible person that will uphold the principles of culture and pursue peaceful coexistence by bringing all people and ethnic groups within his domain together to be the traditional ruler.
The local government chairman applauded the people for their resilience in the search for proper representation and their display of unity.
He advised that the contest for the Chieftaincy title should be devoid of rancor, urging the people to play the game within the ambit of the law.
Hon. Rabo, who expressed confidence on the kingmakers, urged them to use their power to provide credible candidates after which the State Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai, would make his final decision.
The Chairman, Gbagyi Elders Forum, Dr Philemon Ahamed, explained that the new Chiefdom is separated by the Rivers within the boundary of Jere and Tafa, Kaduna and Niger state.
“The creation of the Chiefdom with its proposed headquarters at the historic town, Gujeni, will give the Dnata Community a sense of recognition and belonging at this level of grassroots administration and traditional governance,” Ahamed said.
He added that the people are constrained of words of immense gratitude to the present administration of Governor Nasir el-Rufai for the bold decision and the will power to creating the long awaited chiefdom, noting that the Gbagyi people in Kagarko Local Government have been yearning for the Dnata Chiefdom for two decades.
The Chairman, Gbagyi Development Union, Kagarko Chapter, Mr John Bako, expressed gratitude to God and the State Government for taking the bold step in creating the chiefdom.
Bako said all the ethnic nationalities have been living peacefully and will continue to do so, advising those seeking to ascend the throne not to make it a do-or-die affair.