From Yakubu Mustapha, Minna
The Emir of Lapai, in Niger state, Engineer Umaru Bago 111 has urged Nigerians to always pray for their leaders rather than to curse them in the name of accusing them of wrong doing.
The traditional ruler made the appeal yesterday, during the turbaning ceremony of the 16th Wanguwa of Gulu, Alhaji Muhammad Ababa in his palace in Lapai.
The Royal father said, “Whatever effects in the leadership of any society, will certainly have a multiplier effect on followership”.
“That is why we should always pray for good things to happen to our leaders, rather than bad and evil; because both will certainly come back to us directly or indirectly”, he added.
Etsu Lapai stated that traditional titles are given to people of proven integrity as well as those that showed concern to the development and socio-economic well-being of the emirate, even as he charged the new Wanguwa of Gulu not to disappoint his people.
He, therefore, appealed to the people of his domain, the state and entire Nigerians to continue to live in peace with one another, adding that “we should continue to be our brother’s keepers
Bago urged political office holders to always abide by oath of office and should Endeavour to fulfill their campaign promises to the people.
Speaking after the turbaning, the new Wanguwa of Gulu, Ababa thanked God and the monarch for the honour and pledged to uphold the throne of the area and Lapai emirate kingdom.
Ababa gave the assurance that he would live above board and continue to bring economic and social developments to the area.