President Bola Tinubu is having his first meeting with representatives of traditional rulers from across the country at the State House Conference Centre, Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The meeting, which is said to be part of President Tinubu’s consultations with various stakeholders across the country, is expected to be discussing sundary issues, including how to achieve national healing and unity.
In his opening remarks, the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’adu Abubakar, who led his colleagues to the meeting, said the traditional rulers visited the President to congratulate and assure him they would be supporting him in the huge task of running the nation.
He noted that the council of traditional rulers is replete with professionals from various fields of human endeavour, making the council a useful pool for the President to draw expertise from, adding that they will be ready to always answer his calls whenever he needs their services.
The Sultan also expressed the traditional rulers’ confidence in the ability of Tinubu to bring the country to the path of progress, saying that they would support him in his task of concretising the renewed hope agenda.
Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Adewusi, urged President Tinubu to make more use of the traditional rulers especially in tackling insecurity, saying: “Mr. President, use us. Use us. Use us.”
Those in the meeting are Vice President Kashim Shettima; the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Senator George Akume; Sultan of Sokoto, the Ooni of Ife, Emir of Kano, Obi of Onitsha, Tor Tiv, Etsu Nupe, Deji of Akure, SGF, Shehu of Borno, Permanent Secretary, Elegushi of Ikate, Jaja of Opobo, Lamido of Adamawa, Emir of Zauzzau, Gbong Gwom Jos, Attah Igala, Alake of Egbaland, Shehu of Borno, a representative of the Oba of Benin.