Traditional rulers remain critical to nation building, peace — Sanwo-Olu, Adeboye
As 400 Traditional Rulers, Others Participate In Special Royal Service
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, have stressed the importance of traditional rulers in holding the country together and ensuring a peaceful society.
The duo made the submission at the maiden special service for royal fathers, traditional rulers and community leaders organised by RCCG, Region 19, Dominion Sanctuary, Ogba, Ikeja, Lagos.
According to the organisers, the special service tagged: “Peace in your domain” was designed to foster peace among communities and to appreciate royal fathers’ influence in governance and nation building.
Speaking at the event, Sanwo-Olu, represented by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor’s wife, Mrs. Cecilia Salako, said traditional leaders had a key role to play as partners with government in state building and ensuring peace and tranquility within communities.
“A nation is made up of communities. Therefore, when there is peace in our communities, our nation will be at peace,” he said.
He said government appreciated their roles and would continue to listen to their wise counsel.
Adeboye, who assured the royal fathers of constant prayers, said life would be better, if they were allowed to play their traditional roles of supporting governance.
He stated that the much-touted restructuring will not be completed without effective engagement of traditional rulers.
The cleric prayed for peace in their respective domains, saying God would raise help for those in power, who will see to it that they have their place restored in the nation’s affairs.
In his sermon, Special Assistant on Evangelism, Pastor Johnson Kalejaiye, admonished the royal fathers to embrace Jesus in their kingdom, saying a life without Him cannot enjoy true peace.
Several royal fathers gave their lives to Christ at the event. One of them, Dr. Isiaka Balogun, Oba of Ketu prayed for Jesus to take over his domain and bring absolute peace.
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