NUJ President Calls For Constitutional Amendment To Give Traditional Rulers Constitutional Roles
Kaduna, North – West, Nigeria
The National President, Nigeria Union Of Journalists, (NUJ) Chief Chris Isiguzo has expressed the need to strengthen traditional institutions in Nigeria by giving them constitutional roles.
Not only should they be given constitutional roles but also called on relevant authorities to ensure proper funding for the royal fathers to enable them carry out their tasks.
He made this call while on courtesy visit to the Galadima of Muri, Alhaji Tukur Ana-Tukur at his palace in Jalingo yesterday.
Isiguzo explained that such recognition would enable the royal fathers contribute more to the security of the nation.
“I want to call on the relevant authorities to effect a constitutional amendment to give
traditional rulers roles to help restore peace in their communities.
“There should also be increased funding for the royal fathers to enable them keep the rich cultural values and norms of the country’s diverse ethnic groups,” he said.
Responding, the Galadima commended the NUJ National President for making such an important call.
Tukur, who lauded the role played by journalists in nation building, urged the media to continue to push for good governance for a better country.
The NUJ National President, who is in the state in continuation of his nation wide tour of NUJ state councils was conffered with the Chieftaincy title of Magatakardan (Chief Scribe) of Jalingo and was decorated by the Galadima.