The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi has described the recent End SARS protest as a lesson to federal and state authorities.
The Ooni said President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration and state governments should come up with initiatives that would bring government nearer to the people.
The Ojaja II made the call on Tuesday in Abuja at an emergency meeting of the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria.
He noted that It is very important for that gap to be bridged so that issues, experienced in Nigeria recently will not reoccur.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation,
Boss Mustapha at the meeting sympathized with monarchs, businesses, and individuals over the losses during the mayhem.
The SFG told the traditional rulers that government awaits their recommendations for inclusion in plans and policies.
Mustapha added that their closeness to the grassroots will help them proffer counsels that will reflect Nigerians’ desires and aspirations.
The Abuja meeting was attended by the Chairmen of 36 States Traditional Councils of Chiefs, including the Federal Capital Territory.