By Fortune Abang
The traditional ruler of Dutse Boupma in Bwari Area Council, FCT, Mr Haruna Gyandawye, has called on residents of the community to embrace peace and support their leaders.
He said this would promote peaceful coexistence and development in the country.
Gyandawye made the appeal in his address at the coronation ceremony of High Chief Randy Asekomhe as the Olunevho “1” of Edo, held Saturday night at Bwari.
The event was organised by the Edo Forum, a sociocultural group based in Abuja.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the title: Olunevho “1” of Edo State, conferred on Asekomhe was based on his contribution towards the development of the community.
He urged the residents to always seek the counsel of their relevant traditional leaders or security personnel in the community, concerning any quarrel or misunderstanding with others for quick and amicable resolution.
“Tell your leaders about what is going wrong and ask questions where there is need for clarity, rather than take laws into your hands.
“Working closely with your traditional leaders and security personnel in the community will help to ensure sustainable peace and progress reign supreme in the place,” the traditional ruler said.
Asekomhe, who is an Architect by Profession, expressed appreciation to the traditional leader, saying his position will foster unity between Edo people and Bwari community in the FCT.
“This coronation will bring unity, peace and progress not just between Edo people and Gbagy tribe in Bwari, but the entire community.
“There are about 4,000 indigenous Edo residents living in this community, which comprise mostly youths; hopefully the coronation will further deepen ties between people of Edo and Bwari,” he told later NAN.
He promised to establish skills acquisition programme, such as computer training, farming, beads making and tailoring for young people in the community, to enable them become more economically self reliant.
High point of the event was presentation of certificate of the chieftaincy of Olunevho “1” of Edo State by Gyandawye to Asekomhe, decoration of the new Chief in Gbagy traditional chieftaincy attire and group photograph.