Buhari meets Ooni, Sultan, others at Aso Villa
The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) met behind closed doors with some traditional rulers from different parts of the country on Thursday.
The meeting holding inside the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja has in attendance the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Abubakar Sa’ad; the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi; and the Emir of Kano, among others.
Some traditional rulers arriving the Presidential Villa for a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, in Abuja on Thursday. Photo: Callistus Ewelike/BJO/NAN
Amanyanabo of Twon - Brass , King Alfred Diete - Spiff ( R ) , arrives with some traditional rulers at the Presidential Villa . Photo : Callistus Ewelike / BJO / NAN
Etsu Nupe , Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar leads some traditional rulers to the Presidential Villa . Photo : Callistus Ewelike /BJO /NAN
According to a statement by the President’ s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity , Femi Adesina , Buhari emphasised the essence of support of traditional rulers in his regime ’ s determination to address the demands of the youth .
The statement was titled , ‘ President Buhari calls for support of traditional rulers in addressing demands of Nigerian youths . ’
“ We have heard the loud cries of our youths and children , and we are attending to their concerns .
To succeed in all of this , we would require your support and voice to help amplify the message . Your proximity to the people places you in a unique position to communicate and ensure that our response is targeted and impactful , ” the presidential spokesman quoted Buhari as telling the monarchs.
Describing their “ role as guardians of our traditional values and culture ” as most critical , the President urged them not to compromise their neutrality “ because this is what significantly confers on you , your moral authority and legitimacy . ”