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Taraba Traditional Rulers Hails Gov Kefas Over Free Medical Check-up

The Aku Uka of Wukari and chairman, Taraba State Traditional Rulers, Manu Ada Ali has commended Governor Agbu Kefas for approving  free medical check-up for traditional rulers in the State in any hospital of their choice.

The Aku Uka of Wukari  said Governor Kefas's  gesture to the traditional rulers  is unprecedented and will strengthen the bond between the traditional institutions and the government .

The Aku Uka of Wukari  who was represented by Alhaji Baba Chiroma, the Emir of Old Muri, pledged the commitment of the traditional rulers in the state to maintenance of peace in their domains to foster development.

The Permanent Secretary, Bureau for Local Government, Traditional and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Babangida Hassan said the categories of the affected Traditional Rulers are 1st Class, 2nd Class and 3rd Class Chiefs.

 "Am happy to inform all traditional rulers in the state of the gracious approval of His Excellency the Executive Governor of Taraba State, Dr. Agbu Kefas, for all the Chiefs in the State to embark on medical check-up to various hospitals of their choices.

"Permit me to state that this is the first of its kind since the creation of the State in 1991, I therefore urge traditional rulers to take advantage of this opportunity to conduct thorough diagnosis of their bodies for their well-being in order to justify the resources given and reciprocate the good gesture of the governor."

Hassan further stated that traditional rulers must recognise their roles by assisting the Government in the areas of maintenance of peace, security and harmonious coexistence. 

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Digital Communication, Emmanuel Bello, who also attended the meeting, noted that the governor places high premium on the welfare of the royal fathers to enable them concentrate on mitigation of conflicts in their domains.

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