The Rivers State Government on Tuesday night hosted Traditional Rulers from the 36 states of the Federation to a state banquet as part of the 9th General Assembly of the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria.
The nation’s traditional rulers are in Rivers State to deliberate on how to resolve the security challenges facing the country.
Earlier on Tuesday, the traditional rulers discussed under the theme: “Community Policing as a catalysts to crime prevention – the Role of Traditional Rulers” .
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, led members of the Rivers State Government to treat the traditional rulers to the best of Rivers hospitality.
They were treated to Rivers traditional music, dance, drama and cuisine. The traditional rulers also had the best of comedy.
Rivers State Head of Service, Mr Reuben Godwins, in a welcome remark, extolled the qualities of the traditional rulers in the development of Nigeria.
Also speaking, Co-chairman of the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria, Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi reiterated his call for the unity of the country. He praised Governor Wike for his commitment to the development of the state.
Representative of President Muhammadu Buhari and Minister of Interior, Lt-General Abdulrahman Danbazzau said the gathering at the State Banquet represents the diversity of Nigeria.
He stated that traditional rulers have tremendous roles to play in the development of Nigeria.
*R-L: Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, Representative of the President and Minister of Interior, Lt-General Abdulrahman Danbazzau, and Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, during a State Banquet organised for traditional rulers at the Government House, Port Harcourt … on Tuesday.