North-east  Monarchs Seek Strengthening of Traditional Institutions for Peace


Michael Olugbode in Abuja

The Emir of Fika, His Royal Highness Alhaji Ibn Mohammed Idrissa, has called for the strengthening of traditional institutions, insisting that the role of traditional rulers in peace building across Nigeria cannot be wished away.

Speaking in Abuja at the European Union (EU) and the British Council (BC) funded Managing Conflict in Nigeria (MCN) Programme: ‘Practice Dissemination Workshop on Initiatives to Strengthen Traditional Justice System, Impact dissemination and lessons learning event for traditional justice intervention in the Northeast’, Idrissa, who is also the chairman of the Yobe State Council of Traditional Rulers, insisted that traditional rulers have a critical role in peace building and resolution.

He said the duty of peacebuilding and resolution, which was hitherto domiciled with the emirates, has been taken over by the government.

The MCN Programme, which was implemented by the British Council in Adamawa, Borno, and…

Source: Thisday Newspaper