Olubadan Hosts Emir of Kano, Etsu Nupe On Peace Talks
The Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji hosted the Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero and the Etsu Nupe Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar and they successfully had a discussion on the protection of non-indigenes in their respective domains.
According to The Nation, the safety of resident-settlers got the attention of the three monarchs who deliberated on the need to ensure safety of lives and property.
The northern traditional rulers were said to have spent three days for an on-the-spot assessment of the situation of residents of north’s extraction, who live in Oyo State.
During the visit, they were able to hold talks with their subjects, particularly those resident in Ibadan.
A palace source disclosed that the meeting was not made public because of the precarious security situation in the country.
Oba Adetunji described the visit as a fruitful one and added that it has deepened the relationship between traditional rulers across the Niger.
Speaking through his Director of Media and Public Affairs Adeola Oloko, the Olubadan said: “During their visit, the two traditional rulers realised that average Nigerians have no problem with one another. They saw that their indigenes are happy here and that they are living in peace in their communities. In the end, they concluded that the crises are mainly being promoted by political elite who benefit from it.
“They concluded that politicians are those highlighting differences of citizens to promote division in the country.
“The Emir of Kano was particularly happy as he recalled the days when his father used to bring him to Ibadan during the time he served as the Chancellor of the University of Ibadan for 21 years. He said the relationship between Kano and Ibadan is very long.
“Simply put, their visit was to seek peace and progress. The meeting was fruitful and our discussions on security issues produced better understanding and cooperation. It deepened the relationship between traditional rulers in a nation divided by party politics.”
According to the Olubadan, other royal fathers Yoruba land joined him to host his northern colleagues.