Outrage as Governor buys, distributes 260 exotic cars for Traditional Rulers
Zamfara State governor, Bello Mohammed Matawalle, has explained why he gifted expensive cars to traditional rulers in his state.
The governor had earlier on Wednesday distributed no fewer than 260 cars to the traditional rulers in the state just as he commissioned the ultramodern headquarters of the state Council of Ulama in the state.
According to reports, the distribution was done by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, at Government House, Gusau and the monarchs all thanked the governor for the kind gesture.
But few minutes after the images of the cars surfaced on the social media, many Nigerians clampdown on the governor, describing the move as a misplaced priority considering the herculean security challenges bedeviling the state.
But the governor in his reaction said the gesture was done in recognition of the status of the traditional institution as the custodians of religion and culture and vehicle of cohesion and peace in societies.
“It is in view of the high esteem with which my administration regards our traditional leaders and institutions that we decided to procure brand new cars, Cadillac 2019 Model, for 17 Emirs, 13 Senior District Heads and 230 District Heads across the State”, the Governor said.