Traditional institutions have role to play in curbing insecurity – Ganduje
Story from Shafaatu DAUDA, Kano
Kano State Governor Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, says traditional institutions being the custodian of history, culture, values, morals and ethics have a role to play in tackling insecurity bedevilling the country.
He stated this on Thursday at a coronation lecture held at the Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil as part of events for the Coronation and presentation of Staff of Office to the Emir of Gaya, Alhaji Aliyu Ibrahim Abdulkadir.
According to the Governor who was represented at the occasion by his deputy, Dr Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, the traditional rulers have been managing and leading people in their domain by ensuring peace and stability through conflict resolution, and they are respected for the way they handle and resolve issues amicably.
“Traditional Institutions are led by people who are knowledgeable and revered by their people.”
“The traditional rulers possess qualities such as experience and wisdom and give advice that prevents and solve conflicts”, he said.
The Governor went on to say that knowing the role of the traditional institutions towards national development, made his administration create additional Emirates, among which is Gaya Emirate, all in order to harness their contributions and potentials with the aim of bringing more development to people.
He then urged the Emir of Gaya to lead his people with fairness and equity. He however appreciates the support and cooperation to his administration by the traditional institutions in the state, particularly in the area of maintaining peace and stability among its citizens.
While calling on parents to instil moral values and good conduct in their children, he also urged other people to be trustworthy and avoid being deceitful.
Speaking, the Emir of Gaya, Alhaji Aliyu Ibrahim Abdulkadir thanked Governor Ganduje and promised to lead by example as well as contribute towards enhancing the security and well-being of his people.
Earlier, the Emir of Dutse, Alh. Nuhu Muhammad Sunusi presented a paper on the role of traditional rulers in national security, while Prof Murtala Sabo Sagagi presented another paper on the role of traditional institutions in catalysing youth empowerment and wealth creation.
The occasion was attended by the Secretary to the Kano State Government Alh.Usman Alhaji, the Emir of Karaye Alh. Ibrahim Abubakar II, senior government officials, Vice-Chancellor of Kano University of Science and Technology Wudil Prof. Shehu Alhaji Musa, Chairmen of Gaya and Dawakin Kudu Local Governments respectively, with District Heads from various Emirates.