Chima Azubuike, Gombe state.
….Gov Yahaya, assures he will hold the title in high esteem just as he holds the traditional institution.
The Mai Kaltungo, His Royal Highness, Engr. Saleh Mohammed, has conferred the traditional title of Matawallen Kaltungo on the Gombe state Governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya.
This is contained in a letter delivered by the Mai’s delegation, led by former Commissioner of Environment and Alkyabbar Kaltungo, Hajiya Sa’adatu Sa’ad, in Gombe.
The Mai said the conferment of the prestigious title of Matawalle was in recognition of the Governor’s uncommon integrity and leadership qualities which, he noted, have kept the state in steady path of progress and development.
He acknowledged Governor Yahaya’s efforts at engendering peace and unity, his developmental strides across the state as well as his disposition towards carrying all segments of the society along.
The Kaltugo community is also appreciative of Governor Inuwa Yahaya’s show of love and his recognition of the people of the area in his governance structure, and assured of their unflinching support and prayers.
While accepting the title, Governor Inuwa Yahaya thanked the Mai Kaltungo for the honour and promised to maintain the long standing relationship between him, his family, his administration and Kaltungo community.
He said he is aware that Matawalle is an important chieftaincy title, assuring that he will hold it in high esteem just as he holds the traditional institution.