President Bola Tinubu is currently meeting traditional rulers and their representatives from across the country at the State House Conference Centre, Abuja.
The meeting is part of series of engagements the President is having with key stakeholders across the executive, legislative, business and traditional institutions since he assumed office on May 29.
At the closed-door meeting, Tinubu is expected to discuss themes around national healing and unity; as he emphasised in his inaugural speech.
In his opening remarks, the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’adu Abubakar III, who led his counterparts to the meeting, said the traditional rulers visited the President to congratulate him and to assure him of their support in his arduous task of nation-building.
The Sultan reasoned that the council of traditional rulers is replete with professionals from various fields, making the council a useful ready pool for the President to draw expertise from.
He also expressed the traditional rulers’ confidence in Tinubu’s ability to put Nigeria in a path of progress, saying that they would support him to concretize his renewed hope agenda into actionable policies.
On his part, the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Adewusi, who chanted ‘Use Us’ severally, urged President Tinubu to make more use of the traditional rulers particularly in tackling the challenges of insecurity.
Present at the village, are Vice President Kashim Shettima; the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, George Akume; the State House Permanent Secretary, Tijjani Umar; Emir of Kano, Obi of Onitsha, Tor of Tiv, Etsu of Nupe, Deji of Akure, Shehu of Borno, Elegushi of Ikate, Jaja of Opobo, Lamido of Adamawa, Emir of Zazzau, Gbong Gwom Jos, Attah of Igala, Alake of Egbaland, Shehu of Borno and a representative of the Oba of Benin.