‘Tra­di­tional rulers can iso­late selves from pol­i­tics, not gov­er­nance’

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Maryam Ah­madu-Suka, Kaduna

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.”

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