Governor Nasiru El-Rufa’i of Kaduna State, has described traditional institutions as the most respected segment of the leadership realm in the society.
The governor made this statement at the 2017 General Assembly of the Northern Traditional Councils in Kaduna.
El-Rufai, who was represented by his deputy, Bala Bantex, said traditional rulers had crucial roles to play in ensuring the unity and prosperity of the region and Nigeria as a whole.
He lamented the challenges of insecurity, disunity arising mainly from ethno-religious sentiments and economic backwardness among the challenges facing the region.
The governor called on the royal fathers to intervene in the collective efforts to reawaken the contributions of the past leaders to the growth of the old northern region.