From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai has said Nigeria is facing myriad of socio-economic, political and security problems, especially in the northern region which is fast destroying its foundation as a country.
He stated this in his address to the Annual Assembly of Northern Traditional Rulers held in Kaduna yesterday.
El-Rufai said these problems has created numerous challenges amongst which are; insecurity, disunity arising from ethno-religious sentiments, economic backwardness, illiteracy and political bickering.
The governor who was represented by his deputy, Architect Barnabas Bantex, called on the traditional rulers to use their offices to galvanize their people to reinvent the ethos of the northern region of the past where people lived peacefully irrespective of their ethnic and religious affiliations.
He added that his government will guarantee peace, security and stability in your various communities as our primary responsibilities. He said he will also like to register the continuous support of government to traditional institutions at all levels in discharging your onerous duties.