Removal of the Traditional Ruler’s role in the Nigerian Constitution is a factor in the increase of the challenges faced by the country, especially in terms of security. The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan stated this at a meeting with the traditional rulers of Nigeria in Abuja.

The National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria, led by the chairman coordinating committee, Alh. Dr Yahaya Abubakar, the Etsu Nupe & chairman Niger State council of Traditional Rulers presented their position to the senate for a reconsideration of the inclusion of an Advisory Role for the Traditional Rulers in the Nigerian Constitution.

The meeting which was held at the Senate wing of the National Assembly of Nigeria had in attendance royal fathers across the country, amongst which are his royal highness, king Dr Appolus Chu, chairman interface committee on constitutional amendment, his royal highness, Dr Ahmed Ambali, Emir of Fika, his royal highness, Alh. Samaila Mere, Emir of Argungu, his royal majesty, Dr Edmund Daukoru, Amayanabo of Nembe kingdom and many others.

Senator Ahmed Lawan assured the royal fathers that their appeal will be relayed to the Senate for further consideration. Adding that the royal fathers have displayed democracy at its height by following up with the upper chamber as it regards their request.

Hadiza Babakatcha