The call was made by Yoruba traditional rulers, under the aegis of Yoruba Obas’ Forum (YOF).
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Niger Government has appealed to traditional and community leaders to contribute their quota to intelligence gathering so as to help tackle insecurity in the state.
The meeting held Friday at the State House Conference Centre, Presidential Villa, Abuja.
You can’t take it from them. They don’t have a written Constitution but they maintain their tradition and culture.
The council, led by the Atta Igala, Alhaji Mathew Ogwuche-Akpa, gave the condemnation in Lokoja, the state capital.
The elevation was part of the recommendations of the recently constituted Committee on the Creation of Chiefdoms, Districts and Village Areas.
The Traditional Rulers and Bishops made the call in a statement in Awka, the Anambra State capital, on Tuesday.
Abiodun issued the warning through his Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Alhaji Abdulwaheed Odusile.
Oyebanji made the pledge when he led some Ekiti leaders of the APC on a ‘thank you’ visit to the Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, Oba Adeyemo Adejugbe in his palace in Ado-Ekiti.
The bill when passed would enable traditional rulers to give advice to President and Governors.
They gave this commitment in Osogbo, Osun State capital at a one-day State Level Engagement with traditional rulers, religion leaders, women groups and other stakeholders on elimination of FGM practice.
Ugwuanyi also directed that the new Administrators must engage all Traditional Rulers, Presidents of Town Unions, Religious Leaders, Youth Organizations, Women Organizations, Neighbourhood Watch groups, Forest Guards and indeed all stakeholders in their respective Development Areas to inspire a grassroots security architecture underpinned by robust intelligence gathering and communication of same to security agencies.
The FRSC Sector Commander in the state, Uche Chukwurah, gave the warning on Thursday in a meeting with some traditional rulers in Ibadan.
The president’s spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, in a statement, said Buhari gave the charge at a security meeting with the 36 governors in Abuja on Tuesday.
The monarchs, under the aegis of Nigerian Council of Traditional Rulers, said although the protests were organised for good reasons, the violent outcome of the demonstration, they submitted, pushed the nation to the edge and threatened the peace.
They made the call in a communique issued on Sunday in Lagos after a meeting of governors, ministers and traditional rulers of South-West states following the #EndSARS protest mayhem.
At a meeting in the State House with a delegation of the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria, led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, the President told the royal fathers: “We have heard the loud cries of our youth and children, and we are attending to their concerns.”
The minister made the call on Sunday in Abuja at an advocacy forum organised for wives of graded chiefs in the territory.
The students’ body appealed to the traditional rulers to pacify aggrieved youths in their respective domains as a way of helping the state governments in addressing the crisis.