The Osemawe of Ondo Kingdom, Oba Victor Kiladejo, has called on the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, to focus on tackling the insecurity ravaging some parts of the country after his inauguration.
Oba Kiladejo gave the advice in Ondo Town on Thursday at a press conference.
The Osemawe, who is the chairman of the Ondo State Traditional Council of Obas also advocated constitutional recognition for traditional rulers.
He stated that the 1999 constitution is silent on the role of traditional rulers despite their numerous leadership roles.
The monarch decried attacks by the insurgents, saying the Buhari administration must quickly rise up to the challenge. The Osemawe said the President-elect should use his experience as a retired military officer to tackle insecurity which he said had slowed down the development of the nation.
He said, “The incoming government should concentrate on security, employment creation and power. These three are related and I am sure Nigeria will witness rapid development if these three are successfully tackled.
“We all know how some parts of the nation have been attacked by the insurgents. There cannot be development in an atmosphere devoid of peace. So, the President-elect should ensure that there is adequate security in every part of the country.”