President Muhammadu Buhari has solicited the support of traditional institutions in the fight against insecurity in the country.
He stated this at the weekend during the wedding fatiha of the children of the families of Ambassador Shehu Malami and Late Alhaji Musa Abubakar.
Minister for Justice and the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami (SAN), led the minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi and the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Muhammad Adamu to represent President Buhari at the wedding.
A statement signed by the AGF’s spokesman, Dr Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, noted that that Buhari acknowledged the contributions of the traditional and religious leaders while speaking at the palace of the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar.
He commended the role of traditional institutions in maintaining peace and order in the country.
He said the federal government has not relented in its fight against armed banditry and other forms of criminalities in the country.
“Mr President has directed us to express gratitude to you for all the support you have extended to his government, specifically on security matters and other associated social ills that have been bedeviling this country”, Malami said.
While conveying the felicitations of the President to the Sultan, Malami further stated that President Buhari also appreciated the monarch’s contribution towards the attainment of peace in the country.
In his remarks, the Sultan expressed support to the success of President Buhari-led administration, adding that “we will continue to do our best to see that peace, stability and development reign in Nigeria.”