‘Engage traditional rulers in curbing insecurity’
From Jimoh Ahmed, Owo
The Olowo of Owo, Oba Ajibade Gbadegesin Ogunoye III has called on the Federal Government to engage traditional rulers in the country in curbing the rising state of insecurity in the land.
Oba Ogunoye made this call when members of the Senior Course 42 on study tour of the from Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji, paid him a courtesy call in his palace on Monday.
The monarch said traditional rulers are indispensable in the fight against insecurity in the country in view of their understanding of their localities.
The Olowo who took time to intimate the visitors about measures taken so far in curtailing cultism and banditry in his domain thanked the visitors for finding time to visit him.
He congratulated the participants for being counted worthy for selection to participate in the course.
Earlier, the leader of the Course, Brigadier General Basil Adonkie, congratulated Oba Ogunoye for his installation as Olowo which was devoid of rancour.
General Adonkie, told the monarch that the visit was inevitable considering the important roles of the traditional rulers on issues relating to security matters in the country.
Adonkie said they were happy to be in the palace where information has it that, Owo is endowed with rich culture and tradition which indeed brought the kingdom into a global reckoning.
The visitors took time off to visit the National Museum and walked round the palace on sightseeing.
The Course participants consisted of 15 Officers from the Nigerian Army, five (5) from the Navy, five (5) from the Air Force while Niger Republic and Ghana have one participant respectively.