BY Kwasu Joseph Alhamdu

The Arewa Council of Chiefs in Lagos
has condemned a write-up attributed to one Mr Suleiman Bala Abdullahi casting aspersions on the late Sarkin Hausawa of Lagos.

Alhaji Danbatta, Secretary, Arewa Council of Chiefs, Lagos said the coined Shakabula “Lagos State Arewa Council of Chiefs” is a strange creation that seeks to fight the late Sarkin Hausawa in death; what they could not do when
he was alive.

While urging the public to disregard the statement he said, “Our attention has been drawn to a write-up in the Social media from a casting aspersions on the late Sarkin Hausawa of Lagos.

“They even claimed to reject the nomination of Alhaji Ali Muhammad
Kabir as the next Sarkin Hausawa of Lagos. This is a period of mourning for us all members of the Arewa
Community and indeed all Lagosians.

“Our response is solely to appeal to those behind this write-up of
the need to maintain calm especially during this mourning prayer
period. We noted the use of “Lagos state Arewa Council of Chiefs” as
against “Lagos State Council of Arewa Chiefs” that all Lagosians are
aware of as we urge vigilance so as not to be deceived by the
mischievous re-ordering of words.

“The write-up was said to be signed by one Mr. Suleiman Bala
Abdullahi who is neither a member of Lagos State Council of Arewa
Chiefs nor a Chief. We gathered that he is a serving civil servant in
the Lagos State Government.
He is also said to be a ploy planted by Shakabula PDP leaders through
Sarkin Fulani Muhammadu Bambado, a dock yard worker in former PDP
National chairman Bamanga Tukur’s shipping service.”

He said the organization will not allow anyone to create disharmony in the Arewa Community while urging all to remain vigilant and not be deceived by the re-ordering of words.

“The Lagos State Council of Arewa Chiefs” is not the same as the
“Lagos State Arewa Council of Chiefs”

“We advice Alhaji Muhammad Bambado to eschew hatred against the
deceased and go and convey his condolences to the family of the
deceased Sarkin Hausawa of Lagos, Alhaji Sani Muhammad Kabir in
accordance with Islamic injunctions and traditions,” he added.

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