Oba of Benin task Federal Government on security in Edo State


Oba of Benin task Federal Government on security in Edo State

The Oba of Benin Kingdom, HRM, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to come to the aid of Edo State in tackling security. He also called on the relevant authorities to reflect on the roles played by the traditional institution in the Nigeria Constitution.

The Benin Monarch who made his position known on Thursday when he called on President Buhari at the Aso Rock Villa in Abuja said it is sad that the role of traditional rulers who play stabilizing and developmental role particularly at the grass-root is not captured at the country’s law book.

In an address made available to newsmen after a private meeting with the
President, the Oba of Benin said the traditional institution in Nigeria is ready to offer support to compliment government’s effort to strengthen the unity and development of the nation.

The Benin Monarch also seized the opportunity of the visit to draw the attention of the president to some developmental issues that need urgent attention in Edo State. He called for the completion for the Benin-Auchi road dualization project, provision of tight security as well as curtailing human trafficking activities in Edo State.

Hmm! the rate of armed robbery operation in Edo State is extremely high in comparison with other states of the federation and it won’t be a surprise if Edo State has the highest crime rate in a whole.

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