Influential yoruba monarch, the Alaafin of Oyo, says President Muhammadu Buhari is a good listener but he wants monarchs to put their advice in writing.
Buhari and Alafin of Oyo
Speaking with state house correspondents on Thursday after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, the Alaafin of Oyo, has said that the president is a good listener but he wants monarchs to always put their advice in writing so he can relate them to the problems of the country.
According to TheCable News, the influential yoruba monarch disclosed that he was at the state house to endorse a memo he had earlier sent to the president on issues affecting the country.
“He has asked me to pass the information to other traditional rulers in my domain to assist the government by giving advice because he is a good listener, but that such advice should be put in writing so that he can then relate them to the problems affecting Nigeria.
“As a Nigerian and one of the topmost traditional rulers in the country, over the time, I sent a memorandum to the president which he acknowledged and he asked me to come and endorse those things I have written.
“I think it is time for me to use the proper channel to reach the president for suggestions and advice. Where he deserves commendation, I should also do that, especially as it concerns the multi-dimensional problems facing Nigeria: the Avengers and the bombing of oil installations, MEND, Boko Haram insurgency in the north-east,” he said.
Speaking further after the meeting with the president, the traditional ruler said he offered the president suggestions on how to tackle the country’s problems.
“We are losing huge resources to the activities of the Niger Delta Avengers,” he lamented, adding that the militants who infiltrated parts of Lagos in the last 10 weeks had massacred 10 landlords in Ikorodu.