Gov. Isa Yuguda of Bauchi State has called on traditional rulers in the state to be fair and just to their subjects to ensure peaceful co-existence among the people.
Yuguda made the call on Monday in Bauchi while addressing 17 newly-appointed district heads in the state.
He recalled that traditional rulers in the past were peace makers due to their closeness to the majority of the people.
He urged the new district heads to imbibe the spirit of peace and harmony for peaceful co-existence among their people.
Yuguda observed that evil doers had, in the past, tried to ensure that crisis permeated in every spectrum of the society but without success.
He said that the state government, in conjunction with security operatives, would continue to ensure safety of lives and property of the people.
The governor advised that, in spite of the religious, tribal and political affiliations of their subjects, traditional rulers should be fair and just to enable the current peaceful co-existence in the state to prevail.
The District Head of Madangala, Alhaji Adamu Aliyu, who responded on behalf of the others, thanked the governor for creating the 17 new districts in the state, and appointing them to occupy the stools.
Aliyu assured that they would be loyal to the state government and their subjects, adding "we will ensure that peace prevails in our domains." (NAN)