As Olu of Warri stresses need for peace, unity
WARRI—AT a time when some prophets have predicted the disintegration of Nigeria, the Emir of Borgu Emirate, Alhaji Mohammed Dantoro, Kitoro IV, has charged traditional rulers in the country to ensure that Nigeria remains united, irrespective of their ethnic or religious backgrounds.
The monarch gave the charge, yesterday, when he visited the palaces of the Olu of Warri Kingdom, HRM Ogiame Ikenwoli, the Orodje of Okpe Kingdom, HRM Orhue I, the Ovie of Umiaghwa-Abraka Kingdom, HRM Lucky Ararile and others, in continuation of his nation-wide visit to traditional rulers and governors.
The Emir said he embarked on the visit to the traditional rulers to discuss issues affecting the citizenry as well as appreciate the royal fathers for the roles they played during the demise of his late father, Sen. Haliru Kitoro III.
The Olu of Warri, HRM Ogiame Ikenwoli in his remark during the visit, stressed the need for traditional rulers to love and see themselves as one in the interest of peace and unity of Nigeria.
“The earlier we begin to see ourselves as one, the better for us in this country. We have no choice but to live in peace with each other. God did not make a mistake bringing us together. He is wiser than us,” the Olu of Warri said.
Ogiame Ikenwoli described as “unfortunate,” the ethnic and religious hatred that exists among Nigerians, saying: “The earlier we begin to see ourselves as one, the better for us in this country. We have no choice but to live in peace with each other..”