By Stanley Onyekwere
Traditional rulers across various Chiefdoms in Abuja, the nation’s federal capital city are enjoined to join forces with the FCT Administration, in the fight against insecurity in the Territory.
The FCT Minister, Barr. Ezenwo Nyesom Wike gave this charge during his maiden meeting with members of the FCT Council of Chiefs.
Wike stressed that royal fathers have always played a pivotal role in mobilizing their subjects to key into government policies and programmes.
This was contained in a statement from Director of Press, Office of the Minister, Anthony Ogunleye, which was made available to PeoplesDaily.
According to the statement, the Minister explained that the agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on combating insecurity in country was no exception with the traditional rulers playing a crucial role.
He said: “Particularly the traditional rulers have a role to play in terms of security. You know your community better than anybody. You know those who live with you in your communities. So, you will be able to identify those who look like strangers where you stay.
“No security agency can perform its function without the support of the traditional rulers. So, we believe we need to partner with the traditional rulers to succeed in the fight against insecurity.
“Government must also encourage you and provide you with the needed logistics to do your work. And part of that is mobility. This is also in line with the President’s agenda of renewed hope”.
Furthermore, Wike who stressed that everybody was important in the fight against insecurity, called for all hands to be on deck in the fight while expressing the hope that the traditional institution will help the FCTA achieve peace and security in the FCT.
He added that as part of efforts to achieve the renewed hope agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, plans would soon be worked out for improved welfare for traditional rulers.