Obiano asks Monarchs to work with youths for peace to reign


Awka- Anambra state governor, Chief Willie Obiano has asked traditional rulers in the state to work with youths in their domains to ensure lasting peace in their communities in particular and the state at large. Obiano spoke in Awka, the state capital, while presenting certificates of recognition to the traditional rulers of Nimo in Njikoka local government area, Owelle Maximus Oliobi and that of Awkuzu in Oyi local government area, Igwe Charles Aniekweze, pointing out that it was the responsibility of monarchs to fight cultism which had become so pervasive among youths in many communities. “You are the custodian of customs and traditions of your people and the eyes of the state government in your communities and so, must do everything humanly possible to ensure that peace reigns at all times. “It is also necessary that you bring the youths closer to be part of what is going on in your domains because there will be lasting peace if everybody is carried along,” Obiano said, and urged them to reconcile with all the aggrieved members of their communities who might have wished that they were crowned aa traditional rulers of their communities. Earlier, the commissioner for local government and chieftaincy matters, Mr. Greg Obi had said that with the recognition of the two new traditional rulers, it was now clear that one-third of monarchs in the state mounted their thrones during Obiano's regime. Obi stressed that the state government adopted fairness and equity in resolving the issue of Igweship tussle in every community in a bid to ensure that peace reigned supreme in all the communities, and asked all communities select their traditional rulers through due process.

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