The Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, has stressed the need for Nigerians to be tolerant and live in peace with one another, irrespective of their political affiliations and differences
The monarch stated this on Saturday, in his Wadata palace, Bida, shortly after the wedding fatiha of three of his sons.
“Peace and unity are veritable tools to national development; we should strive to maintain it for the nation to move forward,” he said.
The monarch stated that for the nation to continue to enjoy peace, the people must learn to love one another and shun all forms of violence.
Etsu Nupe, who noted with delight, the way people turned out at the event from other parts of the country, said that it was a sign of true national integration.
In his remarks, Niger State Governor Muazu Babangida Aliyu, urged parents in the country to pay attention to good parental upbringing of their wards through proper education.
He said, “Educating children at early age would reduce anti-social activities among the youths and enhances societal value.
“If parents pay greater attention to their children at early age, they would become responsible leaders tomorrow.”
Present at the ceremony were Benue State, Governor Gabriel Suswam, the immediate past governor of Kano State, Alhaji Ibahim Shekarau, as well as 35 traditional rulers across the country. Prominent among them were Dr. Edmond Daukoro, Ningi 12 of Nembe, Mr Edidem Ekpo-Okon, Obong of Calabar, Mr Okuku Uwa-Umoh, Aduaka 111 and Chairman, Council of
Traditional Rulers, Akwa Ibom State.
Others were Alhaji Abu Shuibu-Okali, Ogohi of Ayingba, Alhaji Ahmadu Aliyu, Andoma of Doma, Oba Adeyemi Adedayo, Ido of Osun, Oba Victor Budade-Adeleke, Onire of Ire-Ekiti and Mr Alfred Akane-Tokula, Tor Tiv of Tiv land.