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Despite protests, Gombe governor appoints ‘favoured candidate’ as Mai Tangale

Despite protests, Gombe governor appoints ‘favoured candidate’ as Mai Tangale
March 03
14:03 2021

Inuwa Yahaha, governor of Gombe state, has appointed Danladi Sanusi Maiyamba as the new Mai Tangale in Billiri. 


The had been protests by some persons who accused the government of being biased in the selection of a new Mai Tangale.

The protesters claimed that the kingmakers had selected Musa Maiyamba as the next chief.

They accused the state government of delaying issuing Maiyamba his appointment letter because he is not of the same religion as the governor who is a Muslim.


But in a statement on Wednesday confirming the new appointment, Ismaila Uba Misilli, the governor’s spokesperson, said his principal has acted within his constitutional powers.

He said the appointment was based on the recommendations of the kingmakers of the chiefdom.

“In Exercise of the powers vested in him under the Gombe state Chieftaincy Law, 2020 and based on the recommendation of the Kingmakers of the Tangale Chiefdom, the Gombe state Governor, Alhaji has approved the appointment of Alhaji Danladi Sanusi Maiyamba,” he said.


“The Commissioner, Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Ibrahim Dasuki Jalo who conveyed the Governor’s approval and presented the appointment later to the new Mai Tangle in Poshiya, Billiri, said the the appointment of Malam Danladi Maiyamba was informed by his personal qualities and suitability.

“The presentation ceremony was witnessed by the Chairperson of Billiri Local Government Council, 9 Kingmakers of the Billiri Chiefdom, members of the traditional council and other functionaries.”

He said presentation of staff of office will be done in due course.



  1. SwilL
    SwilL March 04, 11:27

    The only issue we have in Nigeria is the way we value Education. Let the Educated ones rule! Dankwanbo will never do such thing yeah? I’m not talking as a pastor or an iman, neither am I preaching the bible nor the quran.. I am saying nothing but truth nd love is the only thing we need in the country and giving tangale their choice was just the best thing to do. The uneducated don’t have that features to exhibit such Wisdom! instead they allow the darkest evil part of religion to control them.
    Let the Educated ones RULE!! There is no entanglement btw the government and tradition..

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  2. Ma'aji CALEB
    Ma'aji CALEB March 04, 14:33

    Mr Governor be weary of the statement “If to be appointed and there lay crisis, thus, just have to let it go off my neck because am not crisis.2 [Idan za a yi nade kuma akwai rikici, don haka, kawai ku bar shi ya tafi daga wuyana saboda ne ba rikici ba.]

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