The Chairman, Northern Traditional Rulers Council and the Sultan of Sokoto, Dr Sa’ad Abubakar, says the stability of Nigeria remains the top priority of traditional rulers in the region.
The Sultan made the remarks at the opening of the 6th General Assembly of the Northern Traditional Rulers Council in Kaduna.
He said as leaders at the grassroots, the traditional rulers have much at stake in ensuring peace and stability in the country and will continue to advise government at all levels.
Abubakar stressed that the traditional institution was not in conflict with the government, but working as partners to enhance national unity, growth and development.
The Sultan urged traditional leaders across the Country to contribute their best towards Nation building.
He explained that the meeting will focus on the challenges in the northern region and proffer solutions.
He expressed the belief that the more people became educated, the less the level of criminality.
“We are working on uplifting the standard education in our various communities and quality teachers, with good teachers, we will have quality education and good graduates,” he said.
“To our Governors, we will support them when they have good programmes, we will work very hard to ensure successful completion of their programmes,” he added.
On his part, Governor Nasiru El-Rufai of Kaduna State said the meeting was coming at a time government was working with security agencies to maintain peace.
He called on the traditional rulers to continue to encourage youth in their respective communities to identify with government policies geared towards improving their standard of living and development of communities.