President Tinubu Meets With Traditional Rulers Of Six Geo-Political Zones Across Nigeria

vincity June 10, 2023
Updated 2023/06/10 at 12:51 AM

The newly sworn in president of the federal republic of Nigeria Bola Tinubu on Friday, few days after assumig office met with the traditional rulers and their representatives from across the country at the Aso Rock Conference Centre, Abuja

The friday’s meeting is part of a series of engagements the President is having with key stakeholders across the executive, legislative, business and traditional institutions. 

Themes discussed in the closed door meeting were majorly around National healing and unity as heavily emphasised in his inaugural speech.


In his opening remarks, the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’adu Abubakar III, who led his counterparts to the meeting, said the traditional rulers visited the President to congratulate him and to assure him of their support in his arduous task of nation-building.


The Sultan reasoned that the council of traditional rulers is replete with professionals from various fields, making the council a useful ready pool for the President to draw expertise from.


Muhammadu Sa’adu Abubakar III further expressed

the traditional rulers’ confidence in Tinubu’s ability to put Nigeria in a path of progress, saying that they would support him to concretise his renewed hope agenda into actionable policies.

On his part, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Adewusi, urged President Tinubu to make more “use” of the traditional rulers to address insecurity.


Also in attendance were the Vice Presidence,Kashim Shettima, Secretart 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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