Insecurity: Monarchs should have constitutional roles – Senate President, Ahmad Lawan


President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, call for traditional rulers to be given constitutional roles as part of effort to tackle insecurity.

Lawan said this on Wednesday when a delegation from the Argungu Emirate visited him in his office at the National Assembly.

According to a statement by his media office titled: ‘Traditional rulers should be given constitutional roles to tackle insecurity, explained that giving roles to traditional rulers would allow them to support the efforts of government and security agencies in addressing the challenges of insecurity.

He said, “Traditional fathers have always been supportive of government. In fact, in the past, for those of us from the northern part of the country, the traditional leadership played a key stabilising role in administration.

“Before 1976 when local governments were created, the traditional leaders brought both administration and management into focus, and we still need them.

“We need to have a proper role given to them, and especially in the current security situation. I’m sure that the traditional rulers can provide a lot of support for the government and security agencies in fighting the challenges of insecurity that we have today.”

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