We want to be recognised in Nigerian constitution, Traditional rulers urges Jonathan


The National Council of Traditional Rulers of NigeriaThe National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria, yesterday ended its sixth General Assembly in Sokoto, with a demand for the recognition of the traditional institution in the nation’s constitution.

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A communiqué released stated that “considering the historical disposition and status of traditional rulers as custodians of their people’s cultural and traditional values”, there was need to without further delay list their roles in the constitution.

Chairman of the Co-ordinating Committee and the Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, who signed the statement, said the ruler have immensely contributed to peace and stability of the nation and as such, deserve recognition.

The communiqué also decried the lack of confidence and synergy between security agencies and other stakeholders in the society, on information generation and management.

The rulers therefore called for framework for collaboration on all issues related to security, grassroots mobilisation, advocacy and development in order to ensure stability at all times.

Furthermore, they strongly condemned the continued insecurity in the country, particularly the activities of Boko Haram and militant organisations, which are unleashing havoc in the country.

According to them, no nation will thrive in the face of insecurity and fear.

The rulers blame politicians for their intolerance and distrust among themselves, a situation they said was creating more tension in the polity.

The traditional heads also called for the “introduction of religious studies and indigenous history in school curriculum” to restore morality and good behaviour in the young ones.



Babatunde Akinsola
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Babatunde Akinsola is aNaija247news' Southwest editor. He's based in Lagos and writes on the Yoruba Nation political issues, news and investigative reports

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