Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has today presented first class staff of office to his royal majesty, Hama Bachama, Dr. Daniel Shaga Ismaila, (Kpawo Nemwe, Gilongo Diya).
The new monarch who is the 29th Hama Bachama was appointed on July 27, 2020 a week after the death of the immediate past Hama Bachama, Honest Irmiya Stephen, (Kwire Mana Kpafrato II).
Fintiri commended the kingmakers for ensuring a hitch free selection process and for selecting one of the best nominees.
He also thanked the four contestants for the throne who remained steadfast despite not realising their ambitions to rule the kingdom.
The governor urged them to sustain the tempo for the overall development of the kingdom.
He pledged his government’s support and commitment towards building eternal peace through the enthronement of justice and rule of law.
In his speech, the Hama Bachama who thanked the governor for his support and spiritedness towards the Bachama nation, pledged to work hand-in-hand with the government to ensure eternal peace between herders and farmers in the area.
“It is important that I clarify some misconceptions and outright lies if only to disabuse the minds of everyone who lives in our kingdom but who is not of the kingdom.
” I have heard the lies and mischief being spread around that the Bachama kingdom plans to flush out all herdsmen and non-indegenous persons from the Kingdom.
“This failed effort at blackmailing the kingdom is, to say the least, malicious, self-serving and pedestrian. And like other lies before it, this one too shall fail.
“No community or society can claim to truly develop while avoiding or refusing to accommodate others, and without embracing diversity and inclusiveness. There is power in diversity and I believe in this power. The United States of America is what it is today because long ago, she understood and took advantage of diversity to harness the very best of human resources from all parts of the world who worked to build and develop America.
” We have enjoyed relative peace and quite for sometime now because of the strategy of continuous engagement and dialogue adopted by the state government.
” Frequent and regular dialogue between farmers and herders and between the leadership of farmers and herders and committed involvement of government and the security and peace reconciliation committee is paying off. Our kingdom will therefore continue to support every peace initiative to implement solutions and strategies agreed upon until we ate able to stabilize and to enjoy sustainable peace,” he said.