A special prayer session was held at the assembly premises today, as part of activities to officially usher in to office, the newly confirmed Mayor for Tamale, Hon. Sule Salifu. The Northern Regional chief Imam, His eminence, Sheik Abdul-salam was among several Muslim clerics who offered powerful prayers to bless the assembly and to invoke His divine protection and guidance in the conduct of the business of the assembly under the leadership of Hon. Sule Salifu. Prominent individuals including revered Chiefs, were present at the ceremony. Several other Chiefs sent in their representatives to grace the occasion.
The Northern Regional Minister, Hon. Alhaji Shani Alhassan Shaibu who was present at the ceremony used the occasion to remind Chiefs and opinion leaders of their shared responsibility to develop the metropolis. Hon. Alhaji Shani expressed worry about the unacceptable phenomenon of growing lawlessness and deviant behaviors among the age bracket of young people. He therefore appealed for the cooperation of the Chiefs in particular, to help ward off miscreants in the Tamale metropolis and beyond.
Meanwhile, later in the day, Hon. Sule Salifu interacted with heads of department at a maiden meeting, during which he assured them of his cooperation and broad Consultation in taking critical decisions that will inure to the benefit of the metropolis.