Tinubu Meets Traditional Rulers, as Ooni Urges President to Use Them

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The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi-Ojaja II has disclosed details of the meeting President Bola Ahmed Tinubu had with selected  traditional rulers today in Aso Rock, Abuja.

Addressing journalists after the meeting, the Ooni said the traditional rulers offered to help the president in tackling Nigeria’s lingering security challenge.

Ooni explained that it has become important for the President to make use of them since they are the closest to the people and better placed to tackle the issue.

“There are areas we will like to work with you, one of which is security. It is time to use us the more, we are not saying we are idle…but to make your work easier use us,” Ooni told Tinubu.

“The foundation of this country today are the traditional rulers. We are here to pledge our loyalty and support. We want to work with you to ensure you leave a legacy.

“Don’t underestimate what traditional rulers can do”, he said.

“Mr. President, use us. Use us. Use us,” Ooni added.

Corroborating, the Sultan of Sokoto and co-lead Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, told explained that the monarchs do not envy President Tinubu at this time with the numerous challenges facing the country.

Abubakar expressed confidence that with the combination of himself and Vice President, Kashim Shettima, Nigeria is on its way to better days.

The Sultan of Sokoto pledged the commitment of traditional rulers to the safety, peace and development of the country.

Present are Vice President Kashim Shettima; the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator George Akume; the State House Permanent Secretary, Tijjani Umar; Emir of Kano, Obi of Onitsha, Tor Tiv, Etsu Nupe, Deji of Akure, Shehu of Borno, Elegushi of Ikate, Jaja of Opobo, Lamido of Adamawa, Emir of Zazzau, Gbong Gwom Jos, Attah Igala, Alake of Egbaland, Shehu of Borno and a representative of the Oba of Benin.

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