Yenagoa—The newly sworn-in local government caretaker chairmen in Bayelsa State have been admonished to involve traditional rulers in the scheme of things.
The admonition was given by HRH Samuel Sambo, the paramount ruler of Sambo Ama in Twon Brass Kingdom, via a press statement released to Mangrovepen.ng on Thursday.
He said that “Traditional rulers are the closest to the people, being heads of communities and kingdoms existing in the various local government areas.
“This gives us an idea about the culture, traditions and norms of the rural dwellers. We also have first-hand information about daily happenings as well as know the developmental needs that deserve urgent attention from the government.
“It is therefore expected of every receptive, development-driven council chairman to work closely with traditional rulers and seek guidance when the need arises.”
Sambo, who described traditional rulers as critical stakeholders in rural development, opined that “we have a vast knowledge and wealth of experience needed to move the council areas forward.”
While thanking the Bayelsa State Government for inaugurating the local government caretaker committees, the philanthropic monarch expects the Bayelsa State Independent Electoral Commission to in no distant time conduct the council elections.