President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that his administration has heard the ‘loud cries’ of the youth and attending to their concerns.
President Buhari made this known on Thursday when he received a delegation of foremost traditional rulers in the country at the State House, Abuja.
He delegated his Chief of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, to lead high profile government officials to various parts of the country to engage with youths and other stakeholders as part of the process to address their grievances.
He, however, told the monarchs that “To succeed in all of this, we would require your support and voice to help amplify the message. Your proximity to the people places you in a unique position to communicate and ensure that our response is targeted and impactful.”
Noting the critical roles the traditional leaders play as guardians of traditional values and culture, the President urged them not to compromise their neutrality “because this is what significantly confers on you, your moral authority and legitimacy.”
“I want to once again thank you for the role you all have played to calm down our youth with wisdom and authority. By instilling hope and keeping the peace, you have rendered the country great service,” he said.