The State House Conference Centre, Presidential Villa, Abuja, is the location of President Bola Tinubu’s first meeting with traditional rulers from all around the nation. The discussion during the conference, which is reported to be a part of President Tinubu’s discussions with different stakeholders around the nation, is anticipated to cover a wide range of topics, including how to promote national healing and togetherness.
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.
Ọọni of Ifè, Ọba 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 Ọọni of Ifè, 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 Zazzau, Gbong Gwom Jos, Attah Igala, Alake of Egbaland, Shehu of Borno, a representative of the Ọba of Benin.