President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has called for specific roles to be given to traditional rulers and enshrined in the constitution to help in confronting the challenges posed by insecurity all over the country.
Lawan stated this on Wednesday when a delegation from the Argungu Emirate visited him in his office at the National Assembly, as contained in a statement by his media office.
The President of the Senate, according to the statement explained that giving constitutionally backed roles to traditional rulers would allow them to support the efforts of government and security agencies in addressing the challenges of insecurity.
The delegation, which was led by Ibrahim Hassan (Kundudan Kabi), said the visit was at the instance of the Emir of Argungu, Samaila Mera, to thank Lawan for honouring the emirate’s invitation to attend the Argungu Fishing Festival as a special guest.
Hassan, while conveying a goodwill message from the Emir, announced the conferment on the Senate President the esteemed traditional title of ‘Ganuwar Kabi’.
The Senate President in his acceptance speech thanked the Emir for the honour bestowed on him and expressed his willingness to be a “protector” of the emirate.
Lawan, who also sympathised with the government and people of Kebbi State over the recent flooding, appealed to the Federal Government to provide interventions that would alleviate the plight of residents of communities affected by floods in parts of the country.
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