The governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Sule, on Thursday expressed dissatisfaction at some reported cases where Tiv traditional domains were been superintended over by non-Tiv people in the state.
The governor expressed his dissatisfaction when the Tiv community of Nasarawa State paid him a solidarity visit at the Aliyu Akwe Doma Banquet Hall in the Government House, Lafia.
He said, “It will not make sense if a non-Tiv is a traditional ruler in a Tiv traditional domain. It is even out of place for the Tiv people of the state to plead for traditional stools in the state.”
Calling, however, on the Tiv people in the state to eschew bitterness and live in peace with their neighbours, Governor Sule said, “Government has spent too much money to maintain peace, instead of channeling the said money to develop the wellbeing of people of the state.
“We are coming up with programmes in agriculture, mining and in education for the development of Nasarawa State, which only peace can guarantee.”
Earlier, spokesman of the Tiv community in the state, Prof Emmanuel Kucha, commended Governor Sule for restoring and sustaining peace in Nasarawa State, a development which he said was a mirage in the past five years.
Kucha said, “Today, as a result of this relative peace, our people have resumed massive farming and can now sleep with their eyes closed without fear of attack and molestation.”