Traditional rulers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Friday pledged their support for President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, promising to maintain peace in their domains at all times.
Some of the traditional rulers gave the pledge in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.
They spoke during the installation and presentation of staff of office to four traditional rulers.
Alhaji Hussaini Mam, the Agabe of Ugbada, Gwargwada, said that the installation of the traditional rulers and the presentation of staff of office to them demonstrated the commitment of FCT Administration (FCTA) toward the development of the territory.
“I promise to continue to maintain peace and unity in my community, because we are peace loving people.
“I thank the ministers and promise to give them my support, while contributing towards the development of FCT and President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration,’’ he said.
The Agora of Zuba, Alhaji Bello Umar, promised to intensify efforts aimed at ensuring the success of the administration’s transformation agenda.
Umar, who was one of the newly installed traditional rulers, described his installation as recognition of his contribution to the development of his community.
“I will continue to bring new innovations into my community; I express my sincere gratitude to the ministers for installing me and giving me a staff of office,’’ he said.
Also speaking, Alhaji Abdullahi Adamu, the Etsu of Yaba, said: “It is not easy to be installed by the government; this is a milestone in the history of our community.
“Today’s installation will no doubt encourage me to do more for the present government in maintaining peace and promoting development in my domain,” he said.
Alhaji Ibraheem Yaro, the Etsu of Bwari, thanked the FCT ministers for giving him the staff of office and his people for their support and cooperation.
NAN reports that the newly installed traditional rulers include Alhaji Mohammed Umar, the 25th Agora of Zuba and Alhaji Hussaini Mam, the 17th Agabe of Ugbada.
Others are Alhaji Ibraheem Yaro, the 17th Esu of Bwari and Alhaji Abdullahi Adamu, the 10th Etsu of Yaba. (NAN)