Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SFG), Mr Boss Mustapha has called on traditional rulers to partner the federal government to find lasting solutions to the challenges confronting the nation.
Mr Mustapha stated this during a Zonal Meeting of Northern Traditional Rulers held in Kaduna.
According to Mr Boss Mustapha, the federal government would continue to support traditional rulers’ efforts to deescalate communal conflicts that have continued to cause loss of lives and destruction of property worth millions of naira.
He said his office would sustain collaboration with the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria on how best to address the challenges facing the country in order to rebuild the faith of Nigerians in their ability to promote peace, the security of lives and tolerance.
The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Mohammed Sa’ad Abubakar said the purpose of the meeting was for participants to discuss and deliberate on security issues affecting the country.
He reaffirmed their commitment toward addressing challenges affecting the development of the northern region and the country in general.
Also speaking, Kaduna state governor, Malam Nasiru El-Rufai said northern Nigeria is facing many challenges especially insecurity stressing that the region is backwards in all most human capital development index.
Malam Elrufai noted that the northern governor’s forum is doing its best to address these challenges.
One of the lessons the forum learned in the last four years according to El-Rufai to address the problems was the involvement of everyone especially community leaders.
He requested the traditional rulers to come up with recommendations that would enable them to better address these challenges.
The Acting Inspector General of police, Mr Mohammed Adamu also addressed the gathering on the effort of police in addressing the Security challenges across the country.
Participants at the meeting included Minister of Defence Mansur Dan’ali and other critical stakeholders.