President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, met with members of the National Council of Traditional Rulers led by Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III and the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, at the State House, Abuja.
Addressing the traditional rulers, Buhari solicited support of traditional rulers in his administration’s determination to address the demands of the country’s youths.
Thanking the traditional rulers for their role in calming down the youth, Buhari said, “I want to once again thank you for the role you all have played to calm down our youth with wisdom and authority. By instilling hope and keeping the peace, you have rendered the country great service.”
The President added that “we have heard the loud cries of our youth and children, and we are attending to their concerns.”
Buhari, while warning that “we cannot allow anybody or group to threaten the peace or sabotage these efforts,” the President restated that “strong, transparent efforts are underway to address those rogue elements of the Nigerian Police Force. Simultaneously, the Nigerian Police Force will also undergo much needed reform that covers welfare, working conditions, and code of conduct. That will usher in a more professional workforce.”