In­se­cu­rity: Ab­dul­salami un­der­scores im­por­tance of tra­di­tional in­sti­tu­tions

The Punch - - NEWS - Tunde AJAJA

with agency re­port

FOR­MER Head of State, Gen Ab­dul­salami Abubakar, on Satur­day un­der­scored the im­por­tance of tra­di­tional in­sti­tu­tions to the lives of the peo­ple.

The News Agency of Nige­ria reports that Abubakar stated this at the emir’s Palace in Minna dur­ing the tur­ban­ing cer­e­mony of his son, Isah Abubakar, as Walin Minna (Karami) and his younger brother, Al­haji Yakubu

Abubakar, as Wak­ilin Minna.

He, there­fore, called on gov­ern­ment at all lev­els to em­power tra­di­tional in­sti­tu­tions to en­able them to ef­fec­tively play their role in so­ci­ety.

The for­mer nige­rian leader said gov­ern­ment should not just ap­point tra­di­tional lead­ers but should also em­power them in a way that they would be able to play their role in the lives of the peo­ple ef­fec­tively.

“The tra­di­tional in­sti­tu­tions have been our ev­ery­thing be­cause they are the most crit­i­cal in­sti­tu­tions that have con­tact with the peo­ple.

“They are the fore­most in­sti­tu­tions tak­ing care of the well-be­ing of the peo­ple in terms of se­cu­rity,” he said.

He praised the emir of Minna, Alh. Umar Faruq, for re­viv­ing Minna emi­rate and urged the newly tur­baned tra­di­tional lead­ers to rep­re­sent the in­ter­est of the peo­ple well.

In his re­marks, Gov. Abubakar Bello of niger State ap­pealed to the peo­ple of the emi­rate to give their max­i­mum co­op­er­a­tion to the newly tur­baned tra­di­tional lead­ers to en­able them to dis­charge their du­ties dili­gently.

Speak­ing, the emir ad­vised the new lead­ers to be fair to the peo­ple and to carry out their re­spon­si­bil­i­ties ef­fec­tively.

He urged them to put God first in what­ever they did and to live above self-in­ter­est. di­rect

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