The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has urged traditional rulers in the country to work towards ensuring peace and security and be at the forefront of correcting anti-social behaviours in their communities.
He noted that peaceful atmosphere remains the necessary ingredient for development.
Obaseki gave the charge at the Annual General Assembly of the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria held in Abuja with the theme, “Imperative of Community Policing, Menace of Drug Abuse: The role of Traditional Rulers.”
The governor, who was represented by the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Monday Osaigbovo, said that given the increasing insecurity and insurgencies in the country, traditional rulers must be deeply involved in policies and programmes put in place by the government to arrest the menace.
According to him, “Governments all over the world acknowledge the importance of traditional rulers in good governance, peace…