Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Borno: Code Of Conduct Launched For Traditional Rulers

A Code of Conduct document has been launched to guide the activities of traditional rulers in Borno State.

The document launched on Friday at the Palace of Shehu of Borno in Maiduguri was developed by the Ministry of Local Government and Emirate Affairs in collaboration with the Traditional Council of Chiefs with the support from European Union through British Council.

Speaking at the occassion, the National Programme Manager of Managing Conflict in Nigeria (MCN) programme of the British Council, Prof. Muhammad Tabiu said about 700 traditional rulers in Borno were trained on mediation and conflict management.

Tabiu who also spoke on other issues of reconciliation in the state supported by MCN, said the new code of conduct prescribed the rules, values, and practices governing the conduct and behaviour of traditional rulers and institutions in Borno.

In his remarks, the Commissioner of Local Government and Emirates Affairs, Alhaji Sugun Mai Mele said that royal fathers were architect of peace that would ensure the the implementation of the code.

Mai Mele who was represented by the Director of Emirates Affairs, Alhaji Zanna Modu Gubio, said the code of conduct comprised the brief history of the Emirates in Borno, values, qualities, duties of traditional rulers, their rules and dress code.

In his welcome remarks, the Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Ibn Umar Garba Al Amin El-Kanemi, represented by the Waziri of Borno, Alhaji Yerima Mustapha Muktar, pledged to utilize the document judiciously for maximum result.

Also in a goodwill message, the Sulhu (dialogue) Ambassador of the emirate, Alhaji Abba Maisandari, expressed appreciation of the people of Borno to EU for it support in promoting peace and dialogue in dialogue in Nigeria.

Highlight of the occasion is the agreement of the eight emirates in Borno to work with the document.

Meanwhile, the Federation of Female Lawyers (FIDA) in Borno in collaboration with MCN/British Council has supported access to justice through promoting and facilitating trainings on alternative dispute resolution in Maiduguri, Biu, Dikwa and Gwoza Emirates.

The development among others led to resolving of 1,711cases in Maiduguri, 4,015 cases in Biu, 1,015 cases Dikwa, and 1,237 cases in Gwoza.



Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

Copyright © 2021 The News Hawk. Designed by NINCHI Services Limited.

You cannot copy content of ...sorry about that