‘Traditional rulers can isolate selves from politics, not governance’
The Emir of Kazaure, Alhaji Najib Hussaini Adamu has said that although traditional rulers can isolate themselves from partisan politics, they could not do so from governance.
Speaking at the weekend in Kaduna during a symposium on Leadership and Traditional institutions in Nigeria/West Africa organised by the for Study of Leadership and Complex Military Operation (CSLCMO), Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna, the Emir said, “We can isolate ourselves from party politics but we cannot isolate ourselves from governance because governance affects people.”
He said the takeaway from the lives of many Kazaure heroes as well as the legends in other traditions was that leaders must be innovative, and must be forward-looking.
The Commandant of the NDA, Maj. Gen. M.T Ibrahim, represented by the Deputy Commandant, AVM C.E Okoye, said knowledge in history was key for military leadership and training, pointing out, “Our history as a people still remains within the spaces of memories and there is a need to document them to aid the training of future leaders.”