The Emir of Dutse in Jigawa State, Dr. Nuhu Muhammadu Sanusi has said traditional leaders don’t need any role in Nigeria’s constitution.

The Emir stated this when he received the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan at his palace in Dutse, the State capital.

DAILY POST reported that in December 2021, traditional rulers made request to both Chambers of the National Assembly on the need to have advisory roles in Governance during the constitution review process.

The request scaled through in the House of Representatives but failed in the Senate.

Commenting on the role, the Emir said as fathers of the land, traditional leaders don’t require any role in Nigeria’s constitution, but needed non-political interference in the running of the affairs of each Emirates’ council.

According to him, “traditional rulers need only protection and non-interference of political actors, not constitutional role.”

He further called on government at all levels to consider the welfare of the village heads and ward heads owing to their contribution in maintenance of peace and security at the grassroot.

Earlier, the Senate President, Senator Ahmed Lawan told the Emir that he was in the State to solicit support in his quest to run for presidency.

He promised to work towards the improvement of education, security and agriculture.

We don’t need any role in constitution – Jigawa Monarch