In a formal ceremony held at the conference hall of the State Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs in Jos, Plateau State, Commissioner Ephraim Usman officially presented the Letter of Appointment to the newly selected Garkawa Monarch, Mou Youm of Garkawa, retired AIG, Prince Emmanuel Bashir Makama Dabup.
The Commissioner emphasized that the selection process adhered to a free and fair framework, devoid of government interference, in alignment with Governor Mutfwang’s stance that the community and kingmakers possess the right to choose traditional rulers.
During the ceremony, Commissioner Usman conveyed the elevated status of the new Garkawa Monarch, who is set to serve his community with second-class distinction. He urged AIG Dabup to assume his responsibilities promptly, emphasizing the government’s hands-off approach in the selection process.
Additionally, Commissioner Usman recommended the formation of a Planning Committee by the new monarch and the Mikang Local Government Council to organize the impending Installation Ceremony of the Garkawa Paramount ruler.
In his congratulatory message, Commissioner Usman extended best wishes to the newly appointed Garkawa Monarch, acknowledging the significance of the opportunity to serve the Garkawa community in Mikang Local Government Area of Plateau State. Responding to the appointment, the new Mou Youm of Garkawa expressed gratitude and pledged not to take the responsibility lightly.
He called upon the support of his subjects and fellow contestants, emphasizing the collective effort required for the overall development of Garkawa, Mikang LGA, and Plateau State as a whole.
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