Etsu Nupe Charges Nigerians To Be Security Conscious

Etsu-NupeThe Chairman, Niger State Council of Traditional Rulers and Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, has urged Nigerians to be security conscious at any moment, to ensure security of lives and property in the nation.

Abubakar made this disclosure in his Wadata Palace at Bida, during an interview with Channels Television, after the flag off of Senator Mustapha Sani Mohammed’s disbursement of trade capital to over 370 widows.

He said that people should be watchful of strangers in their domain in order to easily fish out those causing mayhem.

Etsu Nupe further charged Nigerians to give their maximum support to President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration’s efforts in fighting corruption and insurgency in the country by participating in the crusade.

He maintained that the President Buhari’s government will only embarked on policies and programs that will have direct impact on the people of Nigeria and should be supported in all ramifications.

Alhaji Abubakar, who presented the cash to the beneficiaries, applauded Senator Mohammed’s initiative which he described as laudable. He urged the beneficiaries to make judicious use of the money to the benefit of their families, as this will go a long way in cushioning the effect of poverty.

Senator Mohammed said that the disbursement of trade capital for widows in his constituency was part of fulfilment of his campaign promise aimed at empowering widows who constitute a group of vulnerable, and assisting them in starting or enhancing those already involved in their businesses.

“Women empowerment, especially widows is a major area of interest to me as I represent our Senatorial District in the 8th Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Economic development hinged on industrialization, employment, infrastructural provision and youth development constitute my priority, ” he said

Speaking on behalf of the lawmaker, Mallam Mohammed Usman disclosed that over 3.5 million Naira was expended on the programme with three persons from each of the 88 wards that constituted the constituency.

Pro-Biafra Protest: Northern And Eastern Traditional Rulers Meet In Owerri

biafraRepresentatives of the Northern Council of Traditional Rulers and their south-east counterparts have met in Owerri, the capital of Imo State, to discuss the prolonged protests and agitations for the state of Biafra, among other issues confronting the nation.

While receiving the delegation at the Government House in Owerri, Governor Rochas Okorocha reiterated that Nigeria would remain united, no matter the challenges being faced at the moment.

He assured Nigerians that in no distant time, the agitation for the State of Biafra will be addressed accordingly.

The delegation was led by Etsu Nupe, Yahaya Abubakar, who is the Chairman of the coordinating committee, National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria, and the Emir of Gumi, Justice Lawal Aliyu Gumi, who is the co-coordinating committee Chairman of Northern States Council of Traditional Rulers.

The Emir of Lafia, Mustapha Agwai, Emir of Fika, Abali Mohammadu and Gwom Gwom Jos, Buba Gyang were also part of the team.

Mr Abubakar noted that the visit was at the instance of His Eminence, Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, who is the Chairman of the Northern Council of Traditional Rulers, to discuss the agitation by pro-Biafra groups and also find out the truth about the rumour that there was crisis in the leadership of the South-east Council of Traditional Rulers.

He maintained that the protection of the nation’s unity should remain paramount in the minds of all Nigerians, irrespective of their differences.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of the South-East council of Traditional Rulers, Eze Ebere Dick, who led other south east traditional rulers, the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe, Eze Agunwa Ohiri, Chairman, Imo State Council of Traditional Rulers and Eze Agom Eze, Chairman, Ebonyi State Council of Traditional Rulers, said the meeting was a step towards the right direction, as it would help unite traditional institutions in Nigeria and beyond.