Emir of Kano seeks constitutional roles for monarchs
The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, the second, has reemphasized the need for the National and State Assemblies to assign roles to the traditional rulers in the ongoing constitution amendment.
Sanusi who stated this in Ede, Osun state said effective grassroots administration may never be achieved without the involvement of traditional rulers.
It is a lecture to celebrate the Timi of Ede, Oba Munirudeen Adesola Lawal with the theme, "Repositioning the traditional institution and local government administration in contemporary Nigeria"
The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, the second, who was represented by Muhammad Muharaz said the roles of traditional institution in ensuring peace and stability cannot be underestimated.
The guest speaker, Professor Olutayo Adesina who said documents are clear about local government administration stressed the need to revisit the local government reforms of 1976.
Former Governor of Osun state, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola used the opportunity to clear the air that he is not interested in contesting the governorship seat in the state.
Other speakers include the Osun state Governor, Moshood Adeoti and the Timi of Ede, Oba Munirudeen Adesola Lawal who called for a united Nigeria irrespective of ethnic or religious differences.