The Governor gave charge while receiving people of Shinkafi, Zurmi, Kaura Namoda, Birnin Magaji and Tsafe Emirates Councils who paid him Sallah Homage at his Gusau residence.
Governor Matawalle said Royal Fathers have a great role to play in gathering and sharing of intelligence with Security agencies that will lead to ending the Security challenges especially armed banditry, kidnapping and cattle rustling facing the northern region.
He directed them to share intelligence with Security agencies so that immediate appropriate measures can be taken accordingly.
The governor described sharing genuine intelligence as the major bedrock of ending Security challenges facing the region and the country at large.
He said Royal Fathers stand at a better position to provide accurate and reliable intelligence because they interact with the locals directly and must have the full knowledge of their people’s characters and their daily business.
The Governor reiterated his administration’s determination to protect the lives and properties of all citizens at all levels in the state.
Matawalle then appreciated the support and the cooperation his government is getting from the royal Fathers especially the government peace process which yielded positive results leading to opening of all the roads and market places that were not accessible or patronised before the coming of his administration.
The Governor also commended the Security agencies in the State for their proactiveness and making the State more secured than before.
Earlier in their separate Sallah Homage messages to the Governor, Emirs of Shinkafi, Alhaji Muhammad Makwashe Isah, Zurmi, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku Muhammad, Kaura Namoda, Alhaji Sanusi Mohammed Ahmad Asha, Birnin Magaji, Alhaji Hussaini Mode and that of Tsafe, Alhaji Muhammad Abubakar Bawa expressed their happiness in the way and manner the Governor handled Security situation of the state and assured him of their continued support and cooperation to all his administration’s policies and programmes.
The emirs lauded the Governor’s efforts of restoring the state’s lost glory of peace and stability through his constant calls for unity, loyalty and discipline among people of the state which is now responsible for the attainment of peace in all the nooks and crannies of the State.
They called on the Governor to sustain the carrot and stick approach in the fight against all forms of criminality in the State.
The Sallah Homage was attended by the Sokoto State Governor, Honourable Aminu Waziri Tambuwal who stopped over in the state while on transit.
Others include, Former Governor of Zamfara, Alhaji Mahmoud Aliyu Shinkafi, Deputy Governor, Barr Mahdi Aliyu Gusau, Speaker, Zamfara State House of Assembly, Honourable Nasiru Maazu Magarya, Secretary to Zamfara State Government, Alhaji Bala Bello Maru, Chief of Staff Government House, Col Bala Mande (rtd), Deputy Chief of Staff Dr Bashir Mohammed Maru, Head of Service, Alhaji Kabiru Balarabe, PDP State Chairman, Alhaji Ibrahim Mallaha Gusau, 2019 APGA Gubernatorial candidate,Alhaji Sani Abdullahi Shinkafi, DIG Mamman Tsafe rtd ,Commissioners, Special Advisers, Permanent Secretaries and Directors General among others.