The Ewi of Ado Ekiti in Ekiti State, Oba Rufus Adeyemo Adejugbe (Aladesanmi III), has called on politicians in the country to be responsive to the plight of the masses.
Oba Adejugbe made the call on Wednesday when a former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Kalu, paid him a courtesy visit in his palace.
The monarch said as the custodian of the people, the traditional institutions remain the most responsible platform for the sustenance of peace and unity across the geographical zones of Nigeria and as such the government should tap into the available opportunity.
He admonished politicians to rise up to the challenges facing the country.
He said Nigerians deserve much more than they are getting from the leaders of the country now.
The monarch thanked Kalu, whom he described as a bridge builder, for investing his time and energy in peace advocacy.
Earlier in his remarks, Kalu informed the monarch and his chiefs that there was the need for all stakeholders in Nigeria to come together to work out a road map for the progress of the country.
Kalu said: “I am here, your Majesty, in continuation of my peace advocacy visit across the country.
“We all know that the traditional institution is a well respected platform.
“Based on this, we have decided to take the unity campaign to palaces across the whole country.”
Kalu urged the people of Ado Ekiti to continue to support Oba Adejugbe in the running of the affairs of his Kingdom.