President Muhammadu Buhari hosted the Aseyin of Iseyin, Oba (Dr.) Abdulganiyu Adekunle Salau and other monarchs from the South-West at the presidential villa in Abuja on Wednesday.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and Mohammed Adamu, Inspector General of Police, were at the event.
Enitan Ogunwusi, Ooni of Ife, Abdulrasheed Akanbi, Oluwo of Iwo, were among the traditional leaders in attendance.
According to a statement issued by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity) after the closed-door meeting, the President disclosed that he would be issuing directives to the appropriate federal authorities to speedily approve licensing for states requesting the use of drones to monitor forests and other criminal hideouts.
This afternoon at the State House President @MBuhari met with Traditional Rulers from the South West to discuss Security in the region. The Meeting is a follow-up to Vice Pres @ProfOsinbajo’s ongoing engagements with the Royal Fathers in their various domains. #AsoVillaToday pic.twitter.com/9psNu3Z7lA
— Presidency Nigeria (@NGRPresident) July 31, 2019
It quoted the President as saying further: “We also intend to install CCTVs on highways and other strategic locations so that activities in some of those hidden places can be exposed, more effectively monitored and open to actionable review.
“This administration will continue to do everything necessary to protect the lives of all Nigerians and ensure that every Nigerian in every state is safe and that our people can live in peace and harmony, regardless of ethnicity, religion or region. As a government, we remain committed to the ideals of our democracy, particularly entrenching the rule of law and the sanctity of life.”