Governor of Enugu State, Peter Mbah, has said his administration will continue to work using traditional rulers’ experience, wisdom and counsel to sustain peace and progress in the state.
“Experience and wisdom of traditional rulers are imperative to sustain the much-desired economic growth and progress of Enugu State,” Mr Mbah said on Sunday evening in Enugu at the launch of a book, ‘In The Line Of Duty’.
The governor assured that Enugu government would always draw inspiration from the intellectual work of revered traditional rulers.
He said, “It is a great book that I strongly recommend for our children to learn the art of leadership and diplomacy that bring people together and galvanize people to progress.
“As a government, we will continue to accord the traditional institution respect and a pride of place even as they contribute in no small measure to the attainment of Enugu State of our dreams.”
Mbah lauded the South-East Council of Traditional Rulers chairman and author of the book, Igwe Lawrence Agubuzu, for his wisdom and courage.
The former General Officer Commanding 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, Chris Garuba, called on Nigerians to sustain the peace and relationship that holds the country together.
“We should teach and impress on our children and subjects that unity and peace built on good relationships are all we need to build a progressive nation that works for everybody,” Mr Garuba said.
The book reviewer, ex-power minister Chinedu Nebo, said the book was a 13-chapter, thought-provoking, knowledge-enriching masterpiece. According to Mr Nebo, the book is a compendium of various thought-provoking and solution-driven speeches and addresses presented by Mr Agubuzu at national, regional, and state discourses on challenging and emerging nationhood and societal issues.
“I have been working as a traditional ruler in various capacities since I retired from the foreign service, and in the course of these works, I have made some speeches and addresses,” stated Mr Agubuzu.
The author added, “And I thought some of them contain some views of mine, recommendations of mine that I think will be useful to the government of the day and the upcoming generation.”